Related formssmash·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for smashing (2 of 2)
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.
Related formssmash·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for smashing
Will he go for the schoolteacher and abandon the family, leaving behind his smashing dinner suits?
When I was growing up they called Green Day and Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins “alternative pop.”The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those who claim to speak for a vengeful Allah take great delight in smashing idols wherever and whenever they can get to them.
This weekend should have been a smashing success for Johnny Depp.Why Are All of Johnny Depp’s Movies Bombing at the Box Office?|Tricia Romano|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twenty-five years after smashing the music business, Krist Novoselic would like to do the same to special interests.Nirvana’s Bassist Wants to Go Grunge on Government|Olivia Nuzzi|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He swung it about him, smashing everything in the room which could be smashed.Joan of Arc of the North Woods|Holman Day
A courier came in from Gen. Kautz's cavalry, then smashing things out beyond Petersburg, bringing encouraging news.A Boy Trooper With Sheridan|Stanton P. Allen
Cockles' hands dropped momentarily, and Keeks, whipping in a smashing right uppercut, had his man down and out.
Men of every regiment filled stellar rôles in this smashing advance.
"Every gibber's got an opal heart," remarked George, smashing a large boulder to fragments.In Search of El Dorado|Alexander MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for smashing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for smashing (2 of 2)
- something having popular success
- (in combination)smash-hit