bang, strike, smasher, smash, hit
n. a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
smash, crash
n. the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
smash, overhead
n. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
smash-up, smash
n. a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
belt, smash, bang, bash, knock
n. a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
mash, smash, smoosh, smush
v. (informal, U.S.) to push down or in, mash, or compress; "Roll the dough into balls, but be careful not to use too much force or smush the dough unnecessarily."
v. hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
v. break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; "The window smashed"
smash, break, ruin, bankrupt
v. reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
demolish, smash, crush
v. humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
smash, smashingly
adv. with a loud crash; "the car went smash through the fence"
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impact, shock
n. the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
excruciate, torment, torture
v. subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
impoverish, deprive
v. take away
v. cause to break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"
sliver, splinter
v. break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
fragmentise, fragmentize, break up, fragment
v. break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
v. become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
v. become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
v. make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"
v. challenge aggressively
break down, crush
v. make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
v. find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"
v. overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful); "The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"
v. urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
crash, go down
v. stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
squeeze, mash, squelch, crush, squash
v. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
chivvy, chivy, beset, harass, provoke, harry, plague, hassle, molest, chevy
v. annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
frustrate, dun, crucify, bedevil, rag, torment
v. treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
stump, stamp, stomp
v. walk heavily; "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"
v. swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"
v. search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
shoot down, buck, charge, tear, shoot
v. move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
institutionalise, charge, send, institutionalize, commit
v. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
ill-treat, ill-use, step, abuse, maltreat, mistreat
v. treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
v. harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
victimise, victimize
v. make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
oppress, persecute
v. cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
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