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

Translation of smash in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (sound) 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)
    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) I gave him a smash on the jaw with my fist
    le di un puñetazo en la mandíbula
    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.
    2.2 (in tennis, badminton, squash)
    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.
  • 3 (success) [colloquial] her latest single is a smash
    su último disco es un exitazo [colloquial]
    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

  • 1 (break)
    (furniture)
    romper
    destrozar
    (car)
    destrozar
    (glass)
    romper
    (into small pieces) hacer añicos
    Example sentences
    • A crowd of youths ran riot on The Inch estate, engaging in running street battles, smashing windows and breaking into cars.
    • Thieves had attempted to break through the front door of building before smashing a stained glass window.
    • Barry takes out his frustration by breaking and smashing things or randomly bursting into tears.
  • 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
    Example sentences
    • I know that a lot of people in Yorkshire will always blame Nottinghamshire for the outcome but the man who smashed the greatest union this country has ever seen was Arthur Scargill.
    • The Howard government was involved in a conspiracy with stevedoring companies to smash the Maritime Union of Australia several years ago.
  • 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)
    Example sentences
    • Woosnam is at the top of a sport that has changed enormously since he first played, a determined farmer's boy who loved to smash the ball as hard as he could.
    • Someone passed me the ball, I jumped up as high as possible and smashed the ball as hard as I could.
    • Lucas smashed his squash ball hard against the wall with his racket.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (shatter)
    (glass/wood)
    hacerse pedazos
    it smashed into a thousand pieces
    se hizo añicos
    se rompió en mil pedazos
    Example sentences
    • The mirror shattered instantly, smashing to the ground with a thunderous crash.
    • The glass shattered as it smashed against the floorboards.
    • Calissa fell to the floor, her glass of wine smashing into a hundred pieces.
  • 2 (crash)to smash against/into something
    (car/waves)
    estrellarse or chocar contra algo
    Example sentences
    • Police and tax officials watched stunned as a white van man smashed up his vehicle on a York street rather than hand it over to road tax enforcers.
    • Thousands of pounds of damage has been inflicted on her property - her car has been smashed up more than a dozen times.
    • She says that the insurance inspector has evidence that all the times that he's smashed up the car over the last year haven't been accidents.
    Example sentences
    • Rain is slashing slantwise, mixing with spray from waves smashing into jetty walls.
    • As he fell face-first his mouth smashed against the hard corner of the table, chipping a front tooth.
    • As the waves smashed against the pillars of the floating barge, I noticed the driftwood that was totally at the mercy of the current.

Phrasal verbs

smash in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(door)
tirar abajo
(window/glass)
romper
he threatened to smash my face in [colloquial]
me amenazó con partirme or romperme la cara [colloquial]

smash up

verb + object + adverb
[colloquial]

Definition of smash in:

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