Crush definition

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To hug, especially with great force.
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To crumple or rumple.

Crushed the freshly ironed shirt.

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To press upon, shove, or crowd.
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To press, grind, or pound into small particles or into powder.
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To hit or propel with great force.

A swing of the bat that crushed a fastball over the wall.

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To extract or obtain by pressing or squeezing.

Crush juice from a grape.

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The act of crushing or the pressure involved in crushing.

Matter superheated by the crush of gravity around black holes.

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A substance prepared by or as if by crushing, especially a fruit drink.

Orange crush.

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To press between two opposing forces so as to break or injure; put out of shape or condition by pressure; squeeze together; crumple.
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To subdue or suppress by or as by force; overwhelm.
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To be or become crushed.
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A crushing; severe pressure.
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(informal) An infatuation.
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A great crowd.

A crush of spectators.

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To oppress harshly.
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To force out or extract by pressing or squeezing.
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To press forward; crowd (into, against, etc.)
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A crowded mass, esp. of people.
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To crush is defined as to press hard enough to injure, break into small pieces or beat down emotionally.

An example of to crush is opening an almond with a nut cracker.

An example of to crush is a father telling his son he'll never amount to anything.

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The definition of a crush is a temporary infatuation with another person.

An example of crush is two elementary school kids being boyfriend and girlfriend.

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To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure.

The falling rock crushed the car.

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To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
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To put down with force; subdue.

The regime crushed the rebellion.

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To overwhelm or oppress severely.

Spirits that had been crushed by rejection and failure.

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To defeat overwhelmingly.

Our team was crushed in the playoffs.

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To be or become crushed.

Aluminum cans crush easily.

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To proceed or move by crowding or pressing.

The fans crushed forward to get a glimpse of the movie star.

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A usually temporary infatuation.

Had a crush on her friend's cousin.

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One who is the object of such an infatuation.
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Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
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A short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation; the object of this infatuation.
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A violent crowding.
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A crowd control barrier.
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A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling.
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A party, festive function.
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(Australia) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar. The season that this process takes place in.
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To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass.

To crush grapes.

Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, crushed, broken or cut. --Lev. xxii.

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To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.

To crush quartz.

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To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.

After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections.

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To oppress or burden grievously.
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To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.

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(intransitive) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force.

An eggshell crushes easily.

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To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.

She's crushing on him.

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(sports) To defeat emphatically.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crush
Plural:
crushes

Origin of crush

  • Middle English crushen from Old French croissir of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cruschen, crousshen, Old French cruisir, croissir, from Late Latin *cruscio, from Frankish *krostjan. Akin to Gothic (kruistan, “to gnash”), Old Swedish krusa, krosa "to crush", Middle Low German krossen (“to break”), Swedish krysta (“to squeeze”), Danish kryste, Icelandic kreysta.

    From Wiktionary