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 Meanings and Examples of SMASH
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smash
 v.  break in pieces by violence; dash to pieces; crush
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  The young, who can't make, but only break; shiver into splinters the old vision; smash to atoms what was whole.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
2  Perhaps instinctively he knew it, and that was why he had to bring down the whole show with a smash; the house of cards.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  'This is a smash,' observed Toby, biting his lips.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
4  I had been with them five years, and old Coxon gave me a ripping good testimonial when the smash came, but of course we clerks were all turned adrift, the twenty-seven of us.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
5  Then came the smash, and she stayed on to nurse her lover, while brother Joseph, finding himself pretty snug, stayed on too.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
6  Two of the ruffians laid their hands on his shoulder, and the masked man with the ventriloquist's voice took up his station in front of him, ready to smash his skull at the slightest movement.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
7  Bourgeois, I prefer to smash lanterns.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER II—THE STREET URCHIN AN ENEMY OF LIGHT
8  Don't you try to land by yourself, or you'll smash everything to pieces.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
9  Because I wanted to smash your face.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT IV
10  Whether it's good or bad, it is sometimes very pleasant, too, to smash things.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: IX
11  Their method was to fly up to the rafters and there lay their eggs, which smashed to pieces on the floor.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
12  The time had been when a few kicks from Boxer's hoofs would have smashed the van to matchwood.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
13  The glass smashed into a thousand pieces and the fruit rolled about into every corner of the room.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
14  It had been smashed to atoms where it stood.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
15  I fancied at first that it was paraffin wax, and smashed the glass accordingly.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  The lock was rusty, so we had to smash the door open.
2  In March 1997, a Maori protester used a sledgehammer to smash the America's Cup in its display case.
3  Muons are produced when cosmic rays - high-speed atom fragments that hurtle through space - smash into the atmosphere; they carpet bomb Earth at a rate of 10,000 per square meter per minute.
4  The charismatic and urbane politician Bo launched a "smash black, sing red" campaign that promoted Chinese communist culture as zealously as it cracked down on organized crime.
5  The show was a smash hit.
6  He smashed the window with an iron bar.
7  He pounced on the photographer, beat him up and smashed his camera.
8  When my father learned that I had smashed a fender on the car, he blew his top.
9  My watch was smashed against the wall.
10  The lorry veered out of control, overturned and smashed into a wall.
11  The vase rolled off the edge of the table and smashed.
12  The glass fell and was smashed into pieces.
13  The glass bowl smashed into a thousand pieces.
14  A passenger train smashed into a truck on a level crossing.
15  In a bold promotional stunt for the movie, he smashed his car into a passing truck.