Translation of smash in Spanish:


estrépito, n.

Pronunciation /smaʃ//smæʃ/


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    • 1.1(sound)

      estrépito masculine
      estruendo masculine
      there was a loud smash as he dropped the plates los platos se le cayeron con gran estrépito
      • the smash of the waves on the rocks el ruido de las olas al romper contra las rocas
      • Miss Ul Haq said she heard a smash, Mr Derbyshire ran into the pub and Syed was in shock.
      • Victor braced himself, ducked and leaped to the ogre's side as the hammer crashed into the ground with a loud smash.
      • There was a fast drop in temperature, a creaking sound echoed throughout the room, and then a smash.
      • The sudden smash of something glass forewarned he was returning past the bathroom.
      • Her neighbour heard a smash and ran out to see the boys running away from his car, the window was smashed.
      • Any humour in the retreat was abruptly shattered by the loud smash of a plate glass window by an excitable ram who was wilfully battering his head into it.
      • Miss Ul Haq said Syed put his hands up to protect himself, she heard a smash and Mr Derbsyhire ran into the pub.
      • The truck did a quick roll and landed with a crashing smash onto its side.
      • Then, I heard the smash of someone breaking the small pane of glass next to the door.
      • Shrugging Antonio started to walk by the room when he heard the smash of something that sounded like glass.

    • 1.2British (collision)

      choque masculine
      • Friends of a teenager who died in a car smash have called on the driver, who disappeared after the accident, to give himself up.
      • There was a smash on the motorway this morning and so there was a lengthy delay.
      • The accident rate on the Ipswich Motorway is so bad that motorists using the road have up to a 50/50 chance of being delayed because of a smash on any given day.
      • Crashes can often be predicted long before the eventual smash.
      • A driver has died after a horror smash in which his car careered off a quiet country road.
      • She was involved in a horrific smash, crashing into two cars which had already been involved in an accident.
      • Neither of the friends was wearing a seat belt and they could have been watching a dashboard DVD system when the smash took place, an inquest heard.
      • A woman lies trapped in an upturned station wagon, numb from the impact of a car smash.
      • In a separate accident two women were fighting for their lives in hospital after their car collided with another vehicle in a head-on smash in Rochdale.
      • If we had capsized we would have had to survive the impact of a car smash, get out, and then get to the boat.
      • Two men had a miracle escape after surviving a smash which turned a car into a fireball
      • The father-of-two was killed on June 10 in a smash with another vehicle when he was driving to Denver airport.
      • And if you think about it, what makes up the cost of motor premiums is the cost of fixing smashes, and the cost of parts keeps going up because a lot of them are imported, the exchange rate impacts on that.
      • A Chapmanslade motorist lost control of his van in a snowstorm moments before he was killed in a head-on smash, an inquest heard on Monday.
      • The worst crash in the Western Bay in 17 months claimed the lives of three men in a head-on smash near Te Puke yesterday.
      • A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two people died and a third was seriously injured in a car smash.
      • There is going to be a smash; it's too late to avoid it; let the other lot stay in the driver's seat for now.
      • A call has been made for a complete overhaul of school transport safety after more than 50 children were involved in a horror smash on Friday afternoon.
      • This Friday we go straight to the train smash in New South Wales.
      • Police said the car was forced on to its side by the impact of the smash, but the driver made off when the vehicle fell back onto four wheels.

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    • 2.1(blow)

      golpe masculine
      I gave him a smash on the jaw with my fist le di un puñetazo en la mandíbula
      • Players get launched into the air, take forearm smashes, and land with such force, gamers will grimace for weeks at the wreck of bodies left in its wake.
      • The Duke took this as a good sign and attempted to walk around the Marvel once more and was met for his troubles with a forearm smash to the chest that almost knocked him off his feet.
      • So we may look forward once again to the forearm smash being deployed at the line-out by the master of that particular black art.
      • A forearm smash from Richard Morales earned him an instant red.
      • Playoffs hockey can be blunt, like a forearm smash to the chin.

    • 2.2(in tennis, badminton, squash)

      smash masculine
      remate masculine
      remache masculine
      • After some long serving from Christine Dunne and a great smash from Aodainn Crowe, the sides were level at 10-10.
      • The second-youngest of IG Made Sumandra and Asni Anggraini's four children said that she preferred using rallies and lobs to make up for her powerless smashes in winning a point.
      • In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
      • A smash in badminton is more like a punch in boxing than a smash in tennis.
      • Henman attacks Sanchez's serve from the outset and gets the first break of the match with a chip and charge, a deft volley and an impressive smash.

  • 3informal

    exitazo masculine informal
    her latest single is a smash su último disco es un exitazo informal
    • Gerry Rafferty - he of the 1970s smash Baker Street - is selling up in the town before he has even moved in.
    • Buster Poindexter released his cover version three years later, which went on to become an international smash.
    • Felim is best known for his part as actor and musician on the smash hit film ‘The Commitments’.
    • The film was a smash hit, garnering nine Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.
    • The consequence, as you might surmise, was an impressive series of financial smashes in my early twenties.
    • The London production of The Producers - starring Nathan Lane on short notice - seems to be a smash.
    • That the film has been a smash hit in its homeland Sweden only proves that its characterisations are rock solid.
    • The ad, for John Smith's bitter, sees Kay return to his table with a tray of drinks in a packed nightclub as the crooner performs his smash hit Release Me.
    • Two years later, the show was a smash; it introduced dance crazes like the Bunny Hop, and Horn had received an award from TV Guide.
    • Though the film was not a smash hit during its theatrical run, I believe it will garner a vast and appreciative audience on DVD.
    • The brothers danced together in the smash Broadway revue Eubie! in 1978 and again on the big screen in Cotton Club.
    • A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Head Games transfers to the Oval House Theatre, from Wednesday, February 12.
    • The smash hit disco film is to finish a 17-week run at Studio 1 and 2.
    • Supported by innovative marketing, the film was a smash hit.
    • Jonathan Antin is the face of the smash Bravo series ‘Blow Out’ and the name behind a line of hair care products.
    • When he auditioned he did not realise until later that the backing track he had recorded at the audition was the smash hit Lola.
    • The film was a smash hit and the dancers have high hopes that the ballet version of the drama will repeat that success in China.
    • There's a new movie based on a hit Broadway play that was based on an earlier movie about a Broadway play that's supposed to flop, but it's an unexpected smash.
    • It has been a dance-floor smash ever since Tall Paul dropped the track last year at London's super club Turnmills.
    • Various songs could make huge singles, but ‘Girl’ in particular, a rolling guitar rave as ode to summer, looks like a viable smash.
    • The show was such a smash in London that Mendes revived it in Manhattan in 1998 where it became a phenomenon.

transitive verb

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    (furniture) romper
    (furniture) destrozar
    (car) destrozar
    (glass) romper
    (glass) (into small pieces) hacer añicos
    • They then smashed their playstation, broke the kitchen table in bits and ripped up a load of magazines and threw the pages all over the ground.
    • A crowd of youths ran riot on The Inch estate, engaging in running street battles, smashing windows and breaking into cars.
    • Schoolchildren have been left devastated after their new Wendy house was smashed up by yobs.
    • Barry takes out his frustration by breaking and smashing things or randomly bursting into tears.
    • He gets aggressive and smashes things and shouts a lot.
    • They were rescued when firemen put ladders up to the bedroom window, smashed the glass and guided the trio to safety.
    • But, after cutting through a wire fence and then smashing a window the thieves stole a box containing the pictures, two generators and a disabled ramp.
    • Less than 90 minutes later, thieves smashed a window at Colchester Optical Centre in Red Lion Yard and snatched designer glasses from a display.
    • The first few of them came into our garden, right to our front door, where they picked up a large filled flowerpot, took it a few yards up the road and smashed it to pieces.
    • The offender smashed a plate glass window to enter the premises.
    • Thieves had attempted to break through the front door of building before smashing a stained glass window.
    • And earlier this month New Road Methodist Chapel in Heys Lane, Blackburn, fell victim to vandals who smashed stained glass windows.
    • He got his ladder and climbed up to the window where Sarah had smashed the glass.
    • In the overnight rioting, about 100 attackers set fire to Redfern railway station, torched a car and smashed windows.
    • He said the thieves had smashed the windows and shutters, and damaged pictures on walls inside the unit.
    • Keith Moon would throw his drumsticks into the audience and Pete Townshend would smash his guitar to pieces.
    • Nothing was taken but thieves smashed a driver's-side window to gain entry to the car.
    • After realising there was no money or valuables to be taken, they smashed another stained glass window.
    • In the past year windows have been smashed, practice nets damaged and the clubhouse daubed with graffiti.
    • After seeing a hand at the bedroom window he smashed the glass and reached inside, briefly touching someone's fingers.
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    (rebellion/revolution) aplastar
    (rebellion/revolution) sofocar
    (drug racket/spy ring) acabar con
    (spy ring/drug racket) desarticular
    (illusions/hopes) echar por tierra
    (hopes/illusions) destruir
    smash racism! ¡abajo el racismo!
    • he smashed the world record batió / rompió el record mundial
    • I know that a lot of people in Yorkshire will always blame Nottinghamshire for the outcome but the man who smashed the greatest union this country has ever seen was Arthur Scargill.
    • The Howard government was involved in a conspiracy with stevedoring companies to smash the Maritime Union of Australia several years ago.
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    • 3.1(hit, drive forcefully)

      he smashed his fist into my face me pegó un puñetazo en la cara
      • I smashed my fist through the window rompí la ventana de un puñetazo

    • 3.2(in tennis, badminton, squash)

      • Someone passed me the ball, I jumped up as high as possible and smashed the ball as hard as I could.
      • Lucas smashed his squash ball hard against the wall with his racket.
      • Woosnam is at the top of a sport that has changed enormously since he first played, a determined farmer's boy who loved to smash the ball as hard as he could.

intransitive verb

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    (glass/wood) hacerse pedazos
    it smashed into a thousand pieces se hizo añicos
    • And then the back panel of the frame fell out and the glass fell onto the floor and smashed into a million pieces.
    • His large, meaty hand grabbed the lamp and he threw it at the wall, causing it to smash into a million pieces.
    • Anyway as I was doing it I knocked a glass lamp from a small table and it smashed to tiny pieces on the parquet floor, it made a huge bang.
    • He leapt to another roof, just as a large rock smashed into pieces on the ground where he was.
    • The plate smashed into three pieces as he flung it at the television.
    • She dropped her glass on the floor watching it as it smashed into 1,000 pieces.
    • The mirror shattered instantly, smashing to the ground with a thunderous crash.
    • When the plate is smashed into hundreds of pieces, we do not find that one piece contains the bird's wing, and another piece the bird's beak.
    • Calissa fell to the floor, her glass of wine smashing into a hundred pieces.
    • Instead, they all toppled over the side of the counter, smashing into billions of pieces onto the floor.
    • The mirror smashed, sending pieces of tiny glass in every direction and littering the ground.
    • It smashed on the hard floor, and I stepped back to avoid the broken pieces on my bare feet.
    • Modern safety standards require shatterproof glass, which won't smash into sharp shards - but older furniture may well have plain glass.
    • Stine slammed an already small piece of tile quite harshly onto the board causing it to smash into billions of pieces.
    • Before I realise it the glass has left my hand and reaches the middle of the room, smashing to pieces on the floor.
    • He jumped with the shock of the noise, dropping his torch to the floor where the lens and bulb smashed on the hard floor with a single spark of power.
    • He reached over and caught it before it smashed into a million pieces without spilling a drop.
    • Something was thrown at the ground and smashed into pieces.
    • The glass shattered as it smashed against the floorboards.
    • He whacked the nail so hard on the head, it smashed into pieces.
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    to smash against/into sth estrellarse / chocar contra algo
    • In fact, we're going to take just a little bit of a look down the beach; you can see the waves smashing into the beach.
    • More than 30 people were taken to hospital yesterday after a crowded underground train smashed into a tunnel wall when it derailed in central London.
    • She shot down the road backwards before smashing into the wall of a front garden five doors down the street.
    • Frank Davies, aged 79, was showered with flying masonry as he lay in his bed when the Mazda smashed into the bedroom wall of the bungalow.
    • The man stepped around a corner, and Ralier barreled after him, smashing into the wall as he turned.
    • Police and tax officials watched stunned as a white van man smashed up his vehicle on a York street rather than hand it over to road tax enforcers.
    • Sheids got a nice surge and floated effortlessly in and around the back of the jump off rock, scrambling up onto it before the next wave smashed into it sending a huge plume of spray into the air.
    • Fierce headwinds driving against currents produced steep-fronted waves that smashed into the fleet as it struggled to reach the finish line.
    • She says that the insurance inspector has evidence that all the times that he's smashed up the car over the last year haven't been accidents.
    • As the waves smashed against the pillars of the floating barge, I noticed the driftwood that was totally at the mercy of the current.
    • Look at the sheer force of the waves as they smashed into the coast line just feet from the road.
    • Sobirin, 36, was sleeping at around 8 p.m. when the strong current smashed through the walls of his home.
    • At Galveston, at the storm's northern edge, waves smashed over the 17-foot seawall that guards the city from the gulf.
    • The fight was over when his face smashed into the hard floor.
    • He told her Jamie, who had been visiting the resort with his Thai wife Noi, had been taken to hospital with broken ribs after the waves smashed into his beachside hut.
    • As he fell face-first his mouth smashed against the hard corner of the table, chipping a front tooth.
    • It then smashed head on into a tree, breaking it in half, before ploughing into some railings.
    • Her arm stopped her head from smashing into the hard pavement.
    • Rain is slashing slantwise, mixing with spray from waves smashing into jetty walls.
    • An elderly couple caught up in the Asian tsunami while holidaying in Sri Lanka have spoken about their terror as the giant killer waves smashed into their luxury resort.
    • Thousands of pounds of damage has been inflicted on her property - her car has been smashed up more than a dozen times.
    • She and her husband and two children escaped with cuts and bruises after a wave smashed through the windscreen of their van.
    • A couple who flew into Manchester Airport told of their miracle escape after a 20 ft tidal wave smashed into their Sri Lankan hotel.
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