Synonyms of smash in English:


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See UK English definition of smash

See Spanish definition of estrépito


1‘one of the men smashed a window’

break, break to pieces, smash to smithereens, shatter
splinter, crack, disintegrate
informal bust
rare shiver

2‘she's smashed the car’

crash, wreck
British write off
British informal prang
North American informal total

3‘the car smashed into a brick wall’

crash into, collide with, be in collision with, hit, strike, ram, smack into, slam into, bang into, plough into, meet head-on, run into, drive into, bump into, crack against, crack into
dash against
North American impact

4‘Donald smashed him over the head’

hit, strike, thump, punch, cuff, smack, thwack
informal whack, belt, bash, biff, bop, clout, wallop, swipe, sock, lam, crown, whomp, deck, floor
British informal stick one on, slosh, dot
North American informal boff, bust, slug, whale
Australian, New Zealand informal dong, quilt
literary smite, swinge

5‘he smashed the club's hopes of FA Cup glory’

destroy, wreck, ruin, shatter, dash, crush, devastate, demolish, blast, blight, wipe out, overturn, torpedo, scotch
burst someone's bubble
informal put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, put paid to, queer
British informal scupper, dish
archaic bring to naught


1‘he heard the smash of glass’

breaking, shattering, crashing, crash

2‘a motorway smash’

crash, multiple crash, car crash, collision, multiple collision, accident, car accident, road accident, traffic accident, bump
British road traffic accident, RTA
North American wreck
informal pile-up, smash-up
British informal prang, shunt

3‘a box-office smash’

great success, sensation, sell-out, triumph
succès fou
informal hit, smash hit, superhit, winner, crowd-puller, knockout, wow, biggie