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SMASHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smashing mean? 

SMASHING (noun)
  The noun SMASHING has 1 sense:

1. the act of breaking something into small pieces

  Familiarity information: SMASHING used as a noun is very rare.


SMASHING (adjective)
  The adjective SMASHING has 1 sense:

1. very good

  Familiarity information: SMASHING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SMASHING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of breaking something into small pieces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shattering; smashing

Hypernyms ("smashing" is a kind of...):

break; breakage; breaking (the act of breaking something)


SMASHING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Very good

Synonyms:

smashing; slap-up; peachy; not bad; nifty; groovy; dandy; cracking; corking; bully; bang-up; swell; keen; great; neat

Context examples:

he did a bully job / a neat sports car / had a great time at the party / you look simply smashing

Similar:

good (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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