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crush

[kruhsh]
verb (used with object)
1.
to press or squeeze with a force that destroys or deforms.
2.
to squeeze or pound into small fragments or particles, as ore, stone, etc.
3.
to force out by pressing or squeezing; extract: to crush cottonseeds in order to produce oil.
4.
to rumple; wrinkle; crease.
5.
to smooth or flatten by pressure: to crush leather.
6.
to hug or embrace forcibly or strongly: He crushed her in his arms.
7.
to destroy, subdue, or suppress utterly: to crush a revolt.
8.
to overwhelm with confusion, chagrin, or humiliation, as by argumentation or a slighting action or remark; squelch.
9.
to oppress grievously.
10.
Archaic. to finish drinking (wine, ale, etc.).
verb (used without object)
11.
to become crushed.
12.
to advance with crushing; press or crowd forcibly.
noun
13.
the act of crushing; state of being crushed.
14.
a great crowd: a crush of shoppers.
15.
Informal.
a.
an intense but usually short-lived infatuation.
b.
the object of such an infatuation: Who is your latest crush?

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English crus-chen < Middle French cruisir < Germanic; compare Old Swedish krusa, krosa, Middle Low German krossen to crush

crushable, adjective
crushability, noun
crushably, adverb
crusher, noun
uncrushable, adjective
uncrushed, adjective
well-crushed, adjective


1. crumple, rumple. 2. pulverize, powder, mash, crumble. See break. 7. quell, overcome, quash.
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crush1 (krʌʃ)
 
vb
1.  to press, mash, or squeeze so as to injure, break, crease, etc
2.  to break or grind (rock, ore, etc) into small particles
3.  to put down or subdue, esp by force: to crush a rebellion
4.  to extract (juice, water, etc) by pressing: to crush the juice from a lemon
5.  to oppress harshly
6.  to hug or clasp tightly: he crushed her to him
7.  to defeat or humiliate utterly, as in argument or by a cruel remark
8.  (intr) to crowd; throng
9.  (intr) to become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
 
n
10.  a dense crowd, esp at a social occasion
11.  the act of crushing; pressure
12.  a drink or pulp prepared by or as if by crushing fruit: orange crush
13.  informal
 a.  an infatuation: she had a crush on him
 b.  the person with whom one is infatuated
 
[C14: from Old French croissir, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic kriustan to gnash; see crunch]
 
'crushable1
 
adj
 
crusha'bility1
 
n
 
'crusher1
 
n

crush2 (krʌʃ)
 
n
vet science a construction designed to confine and limit the movement of an animal, esp a large or dangerous animal, for examination or to perform a procedure on it

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crush
late 14c., from O.Fr. croisir "to gnash (teeth), crash, break," perhaps from Frank. *krostjan "to gnash." Sense of "person one is infatuated with" is first recorded 1884; to have a crush on is from 1913.
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crush definition


  1. n.
    the person on whom one has a crush; one's main squeeze; one's boyfriend or girlfriend. : I'm gonna go study with my crush tonight.
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