smash
noun.
a vigorous blow
the sudden knock floored him|he took a bash right in his face|he got a bang on the head
Synonym: bang, bash, belt, knock
noun.
a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
Synonym: smash-up
noun.
a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
Synonym: overhead
noun.
the act of colliding with something
his crash through the window|the fullback's smash into the defensive line
Synonym: crash
noun.
a conspicuous success
that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career|that new Broadway show is a real smasher|the party went with a bang
Synonym: bang, hit, smasher, strike
verb.
hit hard
He smashed a 3-run homer
Synonym: blast, boom, nail
verb.
break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
Smash a plate
Synonym: dash
verb.
reduce to bankruptcy
My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!|The slump in the financial markets smashed him
Synonym: bankrupt, break, ruin
verb.
hit violently
She smashed her car against the guard rail
verb.
humiliate or depress completely
She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation|The death of her son smashed her
Synonym: crush
verb.
damage or destroy as if by violence
The teenager banged up the car of his mother
Synonym: bang up, smash up
verb.
hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
verb.
collide or strike violently and suddenly
The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail
verb.
overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)
The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off
verb.
break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
The window smashed
adv.
with a loud crash
the car went smash through the fence
Synonym: smashingly