smashing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj smashing very good "he did a bully job","a neat sports car","had a great time at the party","you look simply smashing"
    • n smashing the act of breaking something into small pieces
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth hit his first major-league home run on May 6, 1915. He was playing for the Boston Red Sox at the time. 'The Sultan of Swat' went on to smash 714 round-trippers before he retired, as a New York Yankee, in 1935.
    • smashing Crushing; also, slashing; dashing.
    • smashing Wild; gay.
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.”

Usage

In literature:

I'll smash his face in if he does.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
It's a lot of harmless fun to send contragravity robots out to smash each other, but it doesn't win battles.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
He would, in effect, be smashed to pieces.
"Lloyd George" by Frank Dilnot
If we ran amuck we could smash everything we saw here on Wandl.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
It's the poets of the world who can't write poetry who go to smash that way.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
In a short-lived fit of anger we smash the Machine.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Do you hear, Coote; let go, or there'll be a smash!
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
But I dare say he'd smash me too.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
You've nearly smashed a button.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
We'd have rowed you again like a shot if our line had smashed.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
The big drum is his fetish, though he nearly smashed it himself last year.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
He was smashed before he had even begun!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
Then barrel heads were smashed in and the bucket brigade turned from water to wine.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Got hurt in a railway smash but is as independent as they make 'em.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
The ladders had been smashed or used as stretchers long ago.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
The main jets roared and acceleration smashed down on Jason.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
He is what we call a 'baggage-smasher,' and carrying it is called 'smashing.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
I have seen enough of life to know what the smash-up of a family means to its toddlers.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
What they could not take, they smashed.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
But the plane must have fallen from a considerable height to have been smashed so badly.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
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In poetry:

Little Vandal, smash away!
Riot while your blood is hot!—
If into the world each day
Such as you are entered not,
It would perish of dry-rot.
"Tamerlane" by Victor James Daley
But I’m already faint with weariness,
My sword is broken, my armor smashed. . .
And then I suddenly see it, flashing
With pomp and lofty magnificence!
"The Palace Of Fortune" by Antero Tarquinio de Quental
Do not ask me, the name of my love
I fear for you, from the fragrance of perfume
contained in a bottle, if you smashed it,
drowning you, in spilled scent
"My Love (Do Not Ask Me)" by Nizar Qabbani
"Curridge, meh lads, ween goo an' see't,
"It isno' dark, for th' moon gi's leet;
"Iv't be a Ludd, ween at him smash,
"Iv boggart, aw'll some questions ash.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
There was an Old Person of Buda,
Whose conduct grew ruder and ruder;
Till at last, with a hammer,
They silenced his clamour,
By smashing that Person of Buda.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Buda" by Edward Lear
"You will smash it," said the schoolmaster, sternly right,
"Mark my words and see!"
And he walked away, while the old man looked
At his treasure despondingly.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Woman smashes pet owner's car window .
What would you say to somebody who just smashed the window of your car.
City police are looking for a man who smashed his car into a convenience store and stole a cash register before fleeing, investigators said Wednesday.
Google Maps A burglar smashed the window and stole a cash register from 10 West Coffee in Parsippany Monday, police said.
PARSIPPANY — A burglar smashed his way into a coffee shop, stealing a cash register — and the $300 inside it, police said.
Authorities say the suspect threw the cashier 's cellphone on the ground, smashing the screen.
The third season of international smash "Downton Abbey" will air on PBS in early 2013, with the notable addition of Shirley MacLaine as Lady Cora's American mother.
NBC's 'Smash' culls cast for second season reboot.
Stars Get Decked Out Over The Holidays In Smashing Fashion.
As is the story with many hit songs, Randle and Nickerson didn't believe they had a smash on their hands once it was done.
We have all seen Gallagher smash fruit on stage either on TV or in person.
Kelly Rowland releases the video for her smash single, ' Lay It On Me,' which features Big Sean.
In 2002, he smashed the all time, one day PWT tournament record with a limit of 5 walleyes that weighed 53.2 pounds.
The house made famous in the 1990 smash hit Home Alone hit the market in Winnetka, Illinois on Thursday.
50 Cent fires machine guns, Madcap Coffee windows smashed for filming of 'Setup' in downtown Grand Rapids (photos).
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In science:

Montgomery, Group-graded rings, smash products, and group actions, Trans.
Coinduction functor and simple comodules
C. N˘ast˘asescu, Smash products and applications to finiteness conditions, Rev.
Coinduction functor and simple comodules
Since A is closed under suspension and smash product, and A ⊆ R = {K | map∗ (X, K ) ∼ ∗}, Theorem 8 of implies that every simply-connected space which has finite cone length with respect to A = A∨ is also in R.
A simple homotopy-theoretical proof of the Sullivan conjecture
We know that R contains all simply-connected finite-dimensional wedges of spheres, a collection that is closed under suspension and smash product.
A simple homotopy-theoretical proof of the Sullivan conjecture
McConnell and Sweedler study simplicity criteria for smash products, a generalization of differential polynomial rings.
Maximal commutative subrings and simplicity of Ore extensions
The relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) is currently smashing nuclei together to produce the most extreme states of nuclear matter ever achieved in a controlled environment.
Stochastic field evolution of disoriented chiral condensates
This singularity has been called ‘Big Smash’ the first time it was discussed and ‘Big Rip’ in a more recent study.
Accelerating Universe: Observational Status and Theoretical Implications
Then, an Adams resolution of an arbitrary spectrum V can be obtained by smashing V to (9.2.9).
English translation of chapter 9 of the book "Adams spectral sequence and stable homotopy groups of spheres" by Jijkun Lin (In Chinese)(Sciences Press, Beijing 2007)
For example the ψ -twisted convolution algebra corresponding to a Doi-Koppinen datum was introduced in [59, Definition 2.2] and is also known as Koppinen’s smash product.
Galois-Type Extensions and Equivariant Projectivity
Koppinen, Variations on the smash product with applications to group-graded rings, J.
Galois-Type Extensions and Equivariant Projectivity
The arrangement of quarks and gluons inside nucleons can be probed by accelerating electrons, hadrons or nuclei to precisely controlled energies, smashing them into a target nucleus and examining in detail the final products.
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
James–Hopf invariant, X (k) is the k –fold smash power of X , and ωk is the k –fold iterated Whitehead product.
The work of Fred Cohen
We finish with a summary of Lurie’s treatment of spectra and the smash product from the perspective of ∞-categories [Lur09a] which allows us to give the definition of A∞ - and E∞ -ring spectra.
A short course on infinity-categories
Spectra and the smash product from the perspective of ∞-categories 5.1.
A short course on infinity-categories
We close with a short sketch of Lurie’s construction of the smash product for spectra and show that it corresponds to the familar smash product on highly structured (ring) spectra.
A short course on infinity-categories
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