Origin of smashed
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an overhead or overhand stroke in which the ball or shuttlecock is hit with a hard, downward motion causing it to move very swiftly and to strike the ground or table usually at a sharp angle.
- a ball hit with such a stroke.
Origin of smash
Synonyms for smash
Examples from the Web for smashed
Contemporary Examples of smashed
Sensing his opportunity, Joey Biden pounced: “I walked up behind him and smashed his head next to the counter.”Joe Biden: ‘I’ll Kill Your Son’
December 12, 2014
Ten minutes after taking the pills, she reports that she “was really stoned, I mean, smashed.”I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007
November 20, 2014
The rioters set fires, tipped cars, smashed windows, slashed tires, and started fistfights.FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot?
October 27, 2014
"I saw kids throwing bottles right at the officers and they smashed at their feet," Taylor said.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival
October 19, 2014
A wooden chair whizzed past my left ear and smashed into the steel door like a gunshot.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
Historical Examples of smashed
And the hands of the other grappled at his wrists, smashed into his face.Way of the Lawless
Raising his arm for a fresh stroke, his wrist was smashed by a bullet.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Now and then a house was smashed in and often the shells found victims.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Smashed by a cask of sugar, and six poor children—oh dear, dear, dear!'The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
There may be magnificence in the smashing; but the thing is smashed.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
- something having popular success
- (in combination)smash-hit
Word Origin for smash
1819, "crushed," past participle adjective from smash (v.). Slang meaning "drunk" is from 1962.
1725, "hard blow," from smash (v.). Meaning "broken-up condition" is from 1798; that of "failure, financial collapse" is from 1839. Tennis sense is from 1882. Meaning "great success" is from 1923 ("Variety" headline, Oct. 16, in reference to Broadway productions of "The Fool" and "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly").