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Crash vs. Smash — What's the Difference?

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Crash

To break violently or noisily; smash
The dishes crashed to pieces on the floor.
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Smash

To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
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Crash

To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact
The car crashed into a tree.
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Smash

To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing
Smashed the tomatoes against the wall.
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Crash

To make a sudden loud noise
The cymbals crash at the end of each measure.
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Smash

To strike with a heavy blow or impact
The boxer smashed his opponent in the ribs. The bulldozer smashed down the barricade.
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Crash

To move noisily or so as to cause damage
Went crashing through the woods.
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Smash

(Sports) To hit (a ball, puck, or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.
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Crash

To undergo a sudden severe downturn, as a market or economy.
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Smash

To cause to come into forceful contact with something
Stood up and smashed his head against the cabinet door.
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Crash

(Computers) To stop functioning due to a crash.
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Smash

To crush or destroy completely
The army smashed the rebellion.
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Crash

(Slang) To undergo a period of unpleasant feeling or depression as an aftereffect of drug-taking.
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Smash

To surpass or outdo by a large margin
Smashed the record for goals in a season.
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Crash

To find temporary lodging or shelter, as for the night.
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Smash

To move and strike or collide suddenly, noisily, and violently
The car smashed into a tree.
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Crash

To fall asleep from exhaustion.
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Smash

To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision
The dish smashed when it hit the floor.
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Crash

To cause to crash
Crashed the truck into the signpost.
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Smash

(Sports) To hit a ball, puck, or shuttlecock in a forceful overhand stroke.
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Crash

To dash to pieces; smash
Crashed the ice with a sledgehammer.
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Smash

To go bankrupt.
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Crash

(Informal) To join or enter (a party, for example) without invitation.
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Smash

A heavy blow or collision
The smash knocked over the signpost.
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Crash

A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking
She looked up when she heard the crash outside.
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Smash

(Sports) A forceful overhand stroke, as in tennis or badminton.
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Crash

A smashing to pieces.
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Smash

A violent breaking of something or the noise made by such breaking
There was a loud smash in the kitchen as the dishes fell off the shelf.
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Crash

A collision, as between two automobiles.
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Smash

Total defeat or destruction; ruin.
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Crash

A sudden severe downturn
A market crash.
A population crash.
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Smash

Financial failure; bankruptcy.
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Crash

A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
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Smash

A drink made of mint, sugar, soda water, and alcoholic liquor, usually brandy.
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Crash

A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
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Smash

A soft drink made of crushed fruit.
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Crash

(Slang) Mental depression after drug-taking.
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Smash

(Informal) A resounding success
The play was a smash on Broadway.
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Crash

A coarse, light, unevenly woven fabric of cotton or linen, used for towels and curtains.
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Smash

Of, relating to, or being a resounding success
A smash hit on Broadway.
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Crash

Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.
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Smash

With a sudden violent crash.
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Crash

Of or characterized by an intensive effort to produce or accomplish
A crash course on income-tax preparation.
A crash diet.
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Smash

The sound of a violent impact; a violent striking together.
I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.
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Crash

A sudden, intense, loud sound, as made for example by cymbals.
The piece ended in a crescendo, building up to a crash of cymbals.
After the lightning came the crash of thunder.
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Smash

A traffic collision.
The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.
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Crash

An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
She broke two bones in her body in a car crash.
Nobody survived the plane crash.
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Smash

(colloquial) Something very successful or popular (as music, food, fashion, etc).
This new show is sure to be a smash.
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Crash

(computing) A malfunction of computer software or hardware which causes it to shut down or become partially or totally inoperable.
My computer had a crash so I had to reboot it.
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Smash

(tennis) A very hard overhead shot hit sharply downward.
A smash may not be as pretty as a good half volley, but it can still win points.
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Crash

(finance) A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures).
The stock market crash
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Smash

A bankruptcy.
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Crash

(informal) A comedown from a drug.
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Smash

A disaster; a bad situation.
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Crash

(collective) A group of rhinoceroses.
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Smash

A mashed foodstuff.
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Crash

(ecology) A sudden decline in any living form's population levels, often leading to extinction.
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Smash

A kind of julep cocktail containing chunks of fresh fruit that can be eaten after finishing the drink.
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Crash

(textiles) A type of rough linen.
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Smash

Airspeed; dynamic pressure.
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Crash

Quick, fast, intensive, impromptu.
Crash course
Crash diet
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Smash

(transitive) To break (something brittle) violently.
The demolition team smashed the buildings to rubble.
The flying rock smashed the window to pieces.
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Crash

(intransitive) To collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently.
When the car crashed into a house, the driver was heavily injured.
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Smash

(intransitive) To be destroyed by being smashed.
The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.
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Crash

(transitive) To severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else.
I'm sorry for crashing the bike into a wall. I'll pay for repairs.
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Smash

(transitive) To hit extremely hard.
He smashed his head against the table.
Bonds smashed the ball 467 feet, the second longest home run in the history of the park.
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Crash

To accelerate a project or a task or its schedule by devoting more resources to it.
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Smash

To ruin completely and suddenly.
The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.
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Crash

To make or experience informal temporary living arrangements, especially overnight.
Hey dude, can I crash at your pad?
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Smash

To defeat overwhelmingly; to gain a comprehensive success over.
The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.
I really smashed that English exam.
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Crash

To give, as a favor.
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Smash

To deform through continuous pressure.
I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.
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Crash

To lie down for a long rest, sleep or nap, as from tiredness or exhaustion.
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Smash

To have sexual intercourse with.
Would you smash her?
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Crash

To terminate extraordinarily.
If the system crashes again, we'll have it fixed in the computer shop.
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Smash

To break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush.
Here everything is broken and smashed to pieces.
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Crash

To cause to terminate extraordinarily.
Double-clicking this icon crashes the desktop.
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Smash

To hit (the ball) from above the level of the net with a very hard overhand stroke.
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Crash

(intransitive) To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated.
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Smash

To break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure.
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Crash

(transitive) To hit or strike with force
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Smash

A breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck.
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Crash

To take a sudden and severe turn for the worse; to rapidly deteriorate.
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Smash

Hence, bankruptcy.
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Crash

To make a sudden loud noise.
Thunder crashed directly overhead.
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Smash

A vigorous blow;
The sudden knock floored him
He took a bash right in his face
He got a bang on the head
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Crash

To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence.
He shakt his head, and crasht his teeth for ire.
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Smash

A serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
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Crash

To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise.
Roofs were blazing and walls crashing in every part of the city.
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Smash

A hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
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Crash

To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in falling crashed through the roof.
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Smash

The act of colliding with something;
His crash through the window
The fullback's smash into the defensive line
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Crash

A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once.
The wreck of matter and the crash of worlds.
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Smash

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
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Crash

Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business house or a commercial enterprise.
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Smash

Hit hard;
He smashed a 3-run homer
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Crash

Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.
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Smash

Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over;
Smash a plate
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Crash

A loud resonant repeating noise;
He could hear the clang of distant bells
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Smash

Reduce to bankruptcy;
My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!
The slump in the financial markets smashed him
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Crash

A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles);
They are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane
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Smash

Hit violently;
She smashed her car against the guard rail
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Crash

A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
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Smash

Humiliate or depress completely;
She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation
The death of her son smashed her
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Crash

The act of colliding with something;
His crash through the window
The fullback's smash into the defensive line
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Smash

Damage or destroy as if by violence;
The teenager banged up the car of his mother
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Crash

(computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative;
The crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since
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Smash

Hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
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Crash

Fall or come down violently;
The branch crashed down on my car
The plane crashed in the sea
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Smash

Collide or strike violently and suddenly;
The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail
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Crash

Move with, or as if with, a crashing noise;
The car crashed through the glass door
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Smash

Overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful);
The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off
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Crash

Undergo damage or destruction on impact;
The plane crashed into the ocean
The car crashed into the lamp post
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Smash

Break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow;
The window smashed
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Crash

Move violently as through a barrier;
The terrorists crashed the gate
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Smash

With a loud crash;
The car went smash through the fence
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Crash

Break violently or noisily; smash;
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Crash

Occupy, usually uninvited;
My son's friends crashed our house last weekend
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Crash

Enter uninvited; informal;
Let's crash the party!
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Crash

Cause to crash;
The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace
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Crash

Hurl or thrust violently;
He dashed the plate against the wall
Waves were dashing against the rock
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Crash

Undergo a sudden and severe downturn;
The economy crashed
Will the stock market crash again?
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Crash

Stop operating;
My computer crashed last night
The system goes down at least once a week
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Crash

Sleep in a convenient place;
You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable
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