Surrounded, Richard fought on ferociously until his skull was crushed by a halberd.
crushed police cars were lined up along the side of the road.
The weight of supporting all these government jobs, however, has crushed Egypt's once-robust private sector.
That candidate, whether it be Palin herself or a Palin wannabe, will, I suspect, be crushed in the general election.
In the year since, protests have been crushed and thousands of people jailed.
To change position might have crushed her now that she had left her hiding place.
They stood together by the crushed ring where Mimi had made his bed.
So the eight other carriages hung down and crushed into each other.
There was the dreary monotone of crushed hope in Porter's voice as he spoke.
Rosie, dazed and crushed, stood where she was until the car disappeared.
mid-14c., from Old French cruissir (Modern French écraser), variant of croissir "to gnash (teeth), crash, break," perhaps from Frankish *krostjan "to gnash" (cf. Gothic kriustan, Old Swedish krysta "to gnash"). Figurative sense of "to humiliate, demoralize" is c.1600. Related: Crushed; crushing. Italian crosciare, Catalan cruxir, Spanish crujirare "to crack" are Germanic loan-words.
1590s, "act of crushing," from crush (v.). Meaning "thick crowd" is from 1806. Sense of "person one is infatuated with" is first recorded 1884; to have a crush on is from 1913.