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smash (something) to smithereens

To break or destroy something into tiny, fragmentary pieces. "Smithereens," first appearing in English in 1829 as "smiddereens," is likely derived from the Irish word "smidirín" or "smidiríní," meaning "fragment." The demolition crew brought in the wrecking ball, which smashed the house to smithereens in a matter of hours. The typhoon's gale-force winds have been smashing the village to smithereens over the last few days.
See also: smash, smithereens

be smashed to smithereens

To be broken apart or otherwise destroyed into tiny, fragmentary pieces. "Smithereens," first appearing in English in 1829 as "smiddereens," is likely derived from the Irish word "smidirín" or "smidiríní," meaning "fragment." I wish I could still go visit our old family home, but it's already been smashed to smithereens by the demolition crew. The village was smashed to smithereens by the typhoon's gale-force winds.
See also: smashed, smithereens

smash the teapot

To resume drinking alcohol after a time of sobriety. The "teapot" here is likely a reference to the term "teetotaler"—one who does not drink alcohol. A: "But Paul's been sober for years. Has he really smashed the teapot?" B: "Yes! I saw him drunkenly stumbling out of the pub last night."
See also: smash, teapot

smash (one's) head in

To strike one in the head or the head with intense, violent force. The cops arrested the man after he threatened to smash their heads in. Where's the guy who insulted you? I'm gonna go smash his head in!
See also: head, smash

smash in (one's) head

To strike one in the head or the head with intense, violent force. The cops arrested the man after he threatened to smash in their heads. Where's the guy who insulted you? I'm gonna go smash in his head!
See also: head, smash

smash (one's) face in

To strike one in the face or the head with intense, violent force. The cops arrested the man after he threatened to smash their faces in. Where's the guy who insulted you? I'm gonna go smash his face in!
See also: face, smash

smash in (one's) face

To strike one in the face or the head with intense, violent force. The cops arrested the man after he threatened to smash in their faces. Where's the guy who insulted you? I'm gonna go smash in his face!
See also: face, smash

smash in

1. To cause something to crush, crumple, or collapse by striking it or exerting a lot of force on it. A noun or pronoun can be used either before or after "in." The demolition crew smashed in the house with a wrecking ball. Stop standing on the box like that, or you'll end up smashing it in!
2. To strike or collide with someone in a particular body part with great, violent force. A noun or pronoun is used between "smash" and "in" to indicate who is being hit. She lobbed a brick over the wall, smashing a man on the other side in the face. The boxer smashed her opponent in the ribs with a devastating left hook.
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smash into (someone or something)

1. To collide into someone or something with great, violent force. The poor kid was racing around the house and smashed into the coffee table at full speed. A cyclist smashed into me on the way to work this morning. I think I may have a cracked rib!
2. To cause someone or something to collide into someone or something with great, violent force. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "smash" and "into." The driver lost control of the vehicle and smashed it into the side of a building. The professional wrestler picked up his opponent and smashed him into the mat.
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smash out of (something or some place)

To escape from something or some place by breaking through some barrier with great, violent force. The bear became enraged and smashed out of its holding pen. The suspect smashed out of the garage in a white SUV.
See also: of, out, smash

smashed out of (one's) mind

slang Extremely drunk, to the point of being out of control or incomprehensible. I was a little buzzed drinking beer, but I got smashed out of my mind after we started doing shots. I'll just stick to wine, thanks. I don't want to get smashed out of my mind tonight.
See also: mind, of, out, smashed

smash through (something)

1. To collide with and break through something with great, violent force. The suspect smashed through the police barrier in a stolen SUV. I nearly lost my life from fright when a bird came smashing through our living room window.
2. To cause someone or something to collide with and break through something with great, violent force. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "smash" and "through." Someone smashed a rock through my windscreen while we were in the movie theater! The pro wrestler picked up his opponent and smashed him through the wooden table on the ground outside the ring.
See also: smash, through

smash up

1. To break something into small pieces with great, violent force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "smash" and "up." My father went on a rampage around the house, smashing up anything he could get his hands on. The disgruntled ex-employee stole a photocopier from the office on his last day at work and smashed it up with a baseball bat in a field beside the office.
2. To cause a lot of damage or destruction to something or within some place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "smash" and "up." He was arrested for smashing up a local bar after getting into an argument with its owner. Some punks came around and smashed my car up during the night.
3. To beat someone with brutal, violent force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "smash" and "up." The gang surrounded the poor man and smashed him up so badly that he had to be hospitalized.
See also: smash, up

smash something in

to crush something inward; to make something collapse inward by striking it. Andy gave one good kick and smashed the box in. Liz smashed in the window.
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smash something up

to break something up; to destroy something. I hope the children don't smash any of the good china up if we use it tonight. The driver fell asleep and smashed up the car.
See also: smash, up

smashed

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. He was so smashed he couldn’t stand up.
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But the damage had only just begun - with the smash having a domino effect which sent the Audi crashing into a Mercedes, which smashed into a Hyundai, and continued for a chain of three more cars.
One of the cars that the bus hit spun out of control and smashed into the Lodge Lane chip shop.
Its report found that 48 per cent of convenience store frontages have been smashed or damaged in the past three years - 16 per cent of them three times or more.
Had the asteroid smashed into a major city, millions of people might have been killed.
Addressing a press conference here, District Police Officer Sajid Kiyana said that CIA Incharge Ahad Hussain Tarar, SHO City Ijaz Butt, Munawar Shah SHO Jalalpur Bhattian, Mian Zulfiqar SHO City Pindi Bhattian, Khalid Khan SHO Sadar Pindi Bhattian and Mahmood Butt SHO Sadar Hafizabad under the supervision of DSP Sadar Muhammad Khalid and DSP Pindi Bhattian Anjum-us-Saqib raided different places and smashed Babri gang, Sheri Bhoon gang and Dhamaka gang and arrested 19 of their members including ringleaders wanted by police in 29 cases.
PRIMROSE HILL | The front window of a conservatory on Cross Lane was smashed on October 15 in the evening.
But the damage had only just begun, with the smash having a domino effect which sent the Audi crashing into a Mercedes, which smashed into a Hyundai and continued for a chain of three more cars.
The court heard that Roxberry, of Pentwyn, Cardiff, threw a wine bottle at the Phones4You shop in Queen Street, then picked up a workman's shovel and smashed windows in another 22 shops.
Owner Paul Boyd said: "She was really really upset when she smashed it but I told her I'd get a glazier out to fix it.
A man in a balaclava and dark clothes smashed a glass cabinet and stole rings from Goldsmiths in West Orchards Shopping Centre at 2.50pm yesterday.