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Pronunciation: /smæʃ/

Translation of smash in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (sound) estrépito (masculine), estruendo (masculine) there was a loud smash as he dropped the plates los platos se le cayeron con gran estrépito the smash of the waves on the rocks el ruido de las olas al romper contra las rocas
    Example sentences
    • Shrugging Antonio started to walk by the room when he heard the smash of something that sounded like glass.
    • Then, I heard the smash of someone breaking the small pane of glass next to the door.
    • Miss Ul Haq said Syed put his hands up to protect himself, she heard a smash and Mr Derbsyhire ran into the pub.
    1.2 (collision) (British English/inglés británico) choque (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • If we had capsized we would have had to survive the impact of a car smash, get out, and then get to the boat.
    • A woman lies trapped in an upturned station wagon, numb from the impact of a car smash.
    • Police said the car was forced on to its side by the impact of the smash, but the driver made off when the vehicle fell back onto four wheels.
  • 2 2.1 (blow) golpe (masculine) I gave him a smash on the jaw with my fist le di un puñetazo en la mandíbula 2.2 (in tennis, badminton, squash) smash (masculine), remate (masculine), remache (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • A smash in badminton is more like a punch in boxing than a smash in tennis.
    • In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
    • Henman attacks Sanchez's serve from the outset and gets the first break of the match with a chip and charge, a deft volley and an impressive smash.
    Example sentences
    • So we may look forward once again to the forearm smash being deployed at the line-out by the master of that particular black art.
    • The Duke took this as a good sign and attempted to walk around the Marvel once more and was met for his troubles with a forearm smash to the chest that almost knocked him off his feet.
    • A forearm smash from Richard Morales earned him an instant red.
  • 3 (success) [colloquial/familiar] exitazo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] her latest single is a smash su último disco es un exitazo [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The ad, for John Smith's bitter, sees Kay return to his table with a tray of drinks in a packed nightclub as the crooner performs his smash hit Release Me.
    • When he auditioned he did not realise until later that the backing track he had recorded at the audition was the smash hit Lola.
    • The smash hit disco film is to finish a 17-week run at Studio 1 and 2.
    Example sentences
    • The consequence, as you might surmise, was an impressive series of financial smashes in my early twenties.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 (destroy) [rebellion/revolution] aplastar, sofocar*; [drug racket/spy ring] acabar con, desarticular; [hopes/illusions] echar por tierra, destruir* smash racism! ¡abajo el racismo! he smashed the world record batió or rompió el record mundial
  • 3 3.1 (hit, drive forcefully) he smashed his fist into my face me pegó un puñetazo en la cara I smashed my fist through the window rompí la ventana de un puñetazo 3.2 (in tennis, badminton, squash) rematar, remachar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (shatter) [glass/wood] hacerse* pedazos it smashed into a thousand pieces se hizo añicos, se rompió en mil pedazos
  • 2 (crash) to smash against/into sth [car/waves] estrellarse or chocar* contra algo

Phrasal verbs

smash in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[door] tirar abajo; [window/glass] romper* he threatened to smash my face in [colloquial/familiar] me amenazó con partirme or romperme la cara [colloquial/familiar]

smash up

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] destrozar*

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