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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SMASH

I am sorry he made such a smash at last, but it is all that could be expected.

Don't go to smash, Dick, just at the beginning of your life.

You'll be joggled in this crowd, an' break 'em all to smash.

Ask your sister to marry me first, and smash you up afterwards.

I felt an absurd desire to smash it, for the impudent thing had been running all the while.

Every now and then the awakened people will get up and smash you.'

"Smash him, Sam—smash in his nut for him," piped the smallest Micky cheerfully.

Her husband lost all his money on a race, and came to smash, as you English say.

Do you want to start the car and have it smash into something?

No smash, however, happened, either to me or to Madame de Mauban.

WORD ORIGIN

1759, "break to pieces," earlier "kick downstairs" (c.1700), probably of imitative origin (cf. smack (v.), mash (v.), crush (v.)). Meaning "act with crushing force" is from 1813; that of "strike violently" is from 1835. Tennis sense is from 1882. Smash-and-grab (adj.) is first attested 1927.

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