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.
A swing of the bat that crushed a fastball over the wall.
An example of crush is two elementary school kids being boyfriend and girlfriend.
Crushed the freshly ironed shirt.
Crush juice from a grape.
Aluminum cans crush easily.
The fans crushed forward to get a glimpse of the movie star.
Matter superheated by the crush of gravity around black holes.
A crush of spectators.
The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.
An eggshell crushes easily.
She's crushing on him.
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.