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smash
British English: /smaʃ/
American English: /smæʃ/

Translation of smash in French:

noun

  • 1 (crash) (of glass, china)
    bruit (m) fracassant
    (of vehicles)
    fracas (m)
    I heard the smash of breaking glass
    j'ai entendu des bruits de verre
    smash! there goes another plate!
    crac! encore une assiette cassée!
  • 2
    [informal]
    also: smash-up
    (accident) ‘rail smash’
    ‘collision ferroviaire’

adverb

  • the motorbike ran smash into a wall
    la motocyclette est allée se fracasser contre un mur
    to go smash
    (Finance)
    faire faillite

transitive verb

  • 1
    briser (glass, door, car etc) (with avec)
    (more violently)
    fracasser
    to smash somebody's skull/leg
    fracasser le crâne/la jambe de quelqu'un
    to smash something to bits ou pieces
    briser or casser quelque chose en mille morceaux
    the boat was smashed against the rocks
    le bateau s'est fracassé sur les rochers
    thieves smashed their way into the shop
    les voleurs sont entrés dans la boutique en cassant tout
    he smashed my arm against the door
    il m'a écrasé le bras contre la porte
    she smashed the car into a tree
    elle est rentrée dans un arbre
    smashing his fist into his attacker's face
    écrasant son poing sur la figure de son agresseur
    he smashed the hammer down on the vase
    il a fracassé le vase à coups de marteau
  • 4 (Sport)to smash the ball
    faire un smash

intransitive verb

  • 1 (disintegrate)
    se briser, se fracasser (on sur;) (against contre)
  • 2 (crash) to smash into
    (vehicle, aircraft)
    aller s'écraser contre (wall, vehicle)
    the raiders smashed through the door
    les cambrioleurs ont enfoncé la porte
    the waves smashed through the dyke
    les vagues ont rompu la digue

Phrasal verbs

smash down

smash [something] down, smash down [something]
enfoncer (door, fence, wall)

smash in

smash [something] in
défoncer (door, skull)
I'll smash your face ou head in (informal)!
je te casse la gueule (slang)!

smash open

smash [something] open, smashopen [something]
défoncer (door, safe, container)

smash up

smash [something] up, smash up [something]
démolir (vehicle, building, furniture)
they'll smash the place up!
ils vont tout casser!
he got smashed up (informal) in a car crash
il a été amoché (informal) dans un accident de voiture

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