smash (verb, noun) past tense: smashed LISTEN
Smash means ‘to cause to break into pieces.’
- Tyler smashed his mother's plate.
- The vase smashed to pieces.
Smash also means ‘to hit or drive with force.’
- The driver lost control and smashed the car into a tree.
Smash is also the act or instance of smashing.
- The smash of a car hitting a wall woke all the neighbors.
smash hit: a movie or play that has great success. Example: “Black Panther is a smash hit at movie theaters around the world.”
In pop culture
Smash was a 2012 US TV show about a theater company working on a new Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe. Of course, they were hoping it would be a smash hit. Watch the trailer here: