Synonyms of smash in English:


See definition of smash


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

NZ Australian 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, road traffic accident, bump

British 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

hit, smash hit, winner, crowd-puller, knockout, wow, biggie