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smash-up

[ smash-uhp ]
/ ˈsmæʃˌʌp /
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noun

a complete smash, especially a wreck of one or more vehicles.

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Origin of smash-up

1855–60, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase smash up
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British Dictionary definitions for smash-up

smash-up
/ informal /

noun

a bad collision, esp of cars

verb smash up

(tr, adverb) to damage to the point of complete destructionthey smashed the place up
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