Definition of Smash-up

1. Noun. A serious collision (especially of motor vehicles).

Exact synonyms: Smash
Category relationships: Automotive Vehicle, Motor Vehicle
Generic synonyms: Collision
Derivative terms: Smash



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smash-up

smartmouths
smartness
smartnesses
smartphone
smartphones
smarts
smarts off
smartweed
smartweeds
smarty
smarty pants
smarty pantses
smartypants
smash
smash-mouth
smash-up (current term)
smash and grab
smash and grabs
smash down
smash hit
smash the stack
smash up
smashable
smashed
smasher
smashers
smashes
smashie
smashies
smashing

Literary usage of Smash-up

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1. Theodore Roosevelt: The Logic of His Career by Charles Grenfill Washburn (1916)
"... elected Governor and suggested what I thought it would be best for both Senator Platt and myself to do so as to prevent the chance of any smash-up, ..."

2. U.S.A. Uncle Sam's Abscess, Or Hell Upon Earth for U.S. Uncle Sam by William Jarman (1884)
"Gin made me go home and smash up things. The wife and neighbours thought it a case of insanity, for when they interfered, ..."

3. The Chronicles of Milwaukee: Being a Narrative History of the Town from Its by Andrew Carpenter Wheeler (1861)
"Bridges—Bonds for Disunion—Predictions of the Major—A Smash Up at Spring Street and the Consequences—Action of the West Side Trustees—A Public Meeting—The ..."

4. Four Years Campaigning in the Army of the Potomac by Daniel G. Crotty (1874)
"A railroad smash-up has done what the rebel bullets could not do, taken the life that has withstood the storms of battle for the last four years. ..."

5. A Poet of the Air: Letters of Jack Morris Wright, First Lieutenant of the by Jack Morris Wright (1918)
"I have a friend here who saw a double smash- up and death, and he has n't been the same since. He's less indifferent and much more sympathetic. ..."

6. A Flower-hunter in Queensland & New Zealand by Marian Ellis Ryan Rowan, Ellis Rowan (1898)
"Back to Townsville—Cairns—Go-ahead John Chinaman—A smash-up—Hambleton sugar plantation—A corroboree. LETTER V. MYOLA.—Travelling on a cowcatcher—Caudle ..."

7. A Flower-hunter in Queensland & New Zealand by Marian Ellis Ryan Rowan, Ellis Rowan (1898)
"Back to Townsville—Cairns—Go-ahead John Chinaman—A smash-up—Hambleton sugar plantation—A corroboree. LETTER V. MYOLA.—Travelling on a cowcatcher—Caudle ..."

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