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crush

 (krŭsh)
v. crushed, crush·ing, crush·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure: The falling rock crushed the car.
b. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
2.
a. To put down with force; subdue: The regime crushed the rebellion.
b. To overwhelm or oppress severely: spirits that had been crushed by rejection and failure.
c. To defeat overwhelmingly: Our team was crushed in the playoffs.
3. To crumple or rumple: crushed the freshly ironed shirt.
4. To hug, especially with great force.
5. To hit or propel with great force: a swing of the bat that crushed a fastball over the wall.
6. To press upon, shove, or crowd.
7. To extract or obtain by pressing or squeezing: crush juice from a grape.
v.intr.
1. To be or become crushed: Aluminum cans crush easily.
2. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing: The fans crushed forward to get a glimpse of the movie star.
n.
1. The act of crushing or the pressure involved in crushing: matter superheated by the crush of gravity around black holes.
2. A great crowd: a crush of spectators.
3. A substance prepared by or as if by crushing, especially a fruit drink: orange crush.
4. Informal
a. A usually temporary infatuation: had a crush on her friend's cousin.
b. One who is the object of such an infatuation.
Phrasal Verb:
crush on Slang
To be infatuated with (someone).

[Middle English crushen, from Old French croissir, of Germanic origin.]

crush′a·ble adj.
crush′er n.
crush′proof′ (-pro͞of′) adj.
Synonyms: crush, mash, smash, squash2
These verbs mean to press forcefully so as to reduce to a pulpy mass: crushed the rose geranium leaves; mashed the sweet potatoes; smashed the bamboo stems with a hammer; squashed the wine grapes. See Also Synonyms at crowd1.

crush

(krʌʃ)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to press, mash, or squeeze so as to injure, break, crease, etc
2. (Mining & Quarrying) 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. (Cookery) 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]
ˈcrushable adj
ˌcrushaˈbility n
ˈcrusher n

crush

(krʌʃ)
n
(Breeds) 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

crush

(krʌʃ)

v.t.
1. to press or squeeze with a force that destroys or deforms.
2. to pound into small particles, as stone.
3. to wrinkle or crease.
4. to force out by pressing or squeezing.
5. to hug or embrace tightly.
6. to suppress utterly and often forcibly: to crush a revolt.
7. to squelch or humiliate.
8. to oppress grievously.
v.i.
9. to become crushed.
10. to advance forcibly.
n.
11. the act of crushing or the state of being crushed.
12. a great crowd; throng.
13. Informal.
a. an intense but usu. short-lived infatuation.
b. the object of such an infatuation.
[1300–50; Middle English cruschen < Middle French cruisir < Germanic; compare Middle Low German krossen, early Swedish krusa, krosa to crush]
crush′a•ble, adj.
crush′er, n.
crush′proof`, adj.

Crush

 a vast crowd of persons or things, 1806; a crowded social gathering, 1832.
Example: a crush of carts and chairs and coaches, 1840.

crush


Past participle: crushed
Gerund: crushing

Imperative
crush
crush
Present
I crush
you crush
he/she/it crushes
we crush
you crush
they crush
Preterite
I crushed
you crushed
he/she/it crushed
we crushed
you crushed
they crushed
Present Continuous
I am crushing
you are crushing
he/she/it is crushing
we are crushing
you are crushing
they are crushing
Present Perfect
I have crushed
you have crushed
he/she/it has crushed
we have crushed
you have crushed
they have crushed
Past Continuous
I was crushing
you were crushing
he/she/it was crushing
we were crushing
you were crushing
they were crushing
Past Perfect
I had crushed
you had crushed
he/she/it had crushed
we had crushed
you had crushed
they had crushed
Future
I will crush
you will crush
he/she/it will crush
we will crush
you will crush
they will crush
Future Perfect
I will have crushed
you will have crushed
he/she/it will have crushed
we will have crushed
you will have crushed
they will have crushed
Future Continuous
I will be crushing
you will be crushing
he/she/it will be crushing
we will be crushing
you will be crushing
they will be crushing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crushing
you have been crushing
he/she/it has been crushing
we have been crushing
you have been crushing
they have been crushing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crushing
you will have been crushing
he/she/it will have been crushing
we will have been crushing
you will have been crushing
they will have been crushing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crushing
you had been crushing
he/she/it had been crushing
we had been crushing
you had been crushing
they had been crushing
Conditional
I would crush
you would crush
he/she/it would crush
we would crush
you would crush
they would crush
Past Conditional
I would have crushed
you would have crushed
he/she/it would have crushed
we would have crushed
you would have crushed
they would have crushed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crush - leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
2.crush - a dense crowd of people
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
snarl-up, traffic jam - a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
3.crush - temporary love of an adolescentcrush - temporary love of an adolescent  
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
4.crush - the act of crushing
compressing, compression - applying pressure
pulverisation, pulverization, grind, mill - the act of grinding to a powder or dust
Verb1.crush - come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
quash, repress, subdue, subjugate, keep down, reduce - put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
2.crush - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or conditioncrush - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
stamp - crush or grind with a heavy instrument; "stamp fruit extract the juice"
steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level; "steamroller the road"
tread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
telescope - crush together or collapse; "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
3.crush - come out better in a competition, race, or conflictcrush - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outscore, outpoint - score more points than one's opponents
walk over - beat easily; "The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship"
eliminate - remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
worst, whip, mop up, pip, rack up - defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
whomp - beat overwhelmingly
get the best, have the best, overcome - overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
spreadeagle, rout, spread-eagle - defeat disastrously
get the jump - be there first; "They had gotten the jump on their competitors"
chicane, chouse, jockey, cheat, shaft, screw - defeat someone through trickery or deceit
outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, outfox, beat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
defeat, get the better of, overcome - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
surmount, master, overcome, subdue, get over - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
best, outdo, outflank, scoop, trump - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
outfight - to fight better than; get the better of; "the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs"; "The French forces outfought the Germans"
overmaster, overpower, overwhelm - overcome by superior force
checkmate, mate - place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
immobilise, immobilize - make defenseless
outplay - excel or defeat in a game; "The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"
drub, lick, clobber, cream, bat, thrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
4.crush - break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
bruise - break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
5.crush - humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
abase, chagrin, humiliate, humble, mortify - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
6.crush - crush or bruise; "jam a toe"
bruise, contuse - injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee"
7.crush - make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
8.crush - become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
come apart, break, split up, fall apart, separate - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

crush

verb
1. squash, pound, break, smash, squeeze, crumble, crunch, mash, compress, press, crumple, pulverize Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.
2. crease, wrinkle, crumple, rumple, scrumple, ruffle I don't want to crush my skirt.
3. overcome, overwhelm, put down, subdue, overpower, quash, quell, extinguish, stamp out, vanquish, conquer The military operation was the first step in a plan to crush the uprising.
4. demoralize, depress, devastate, discourage, humble, put down (slang), humiliate, squash, flatten, deflate, mortify, psych out (informal), dishearten, dispirit, deject Listen to criticism but don't be crushed by it.
5. squeeze, press, embrace, hug, enfold He crushed her in his arms.
noun
1. crowd, mob, horde, throng, press, pack, mass, jam, herd, huddle, swarm, multitude, rabble They got separated from each other in the crush.
2. infatuation, passion, obsession, fixation I developed a teenage crush on one of my teachers.

crush

verb
1. To press forcefully so as to break up into a pulpy mass:
2. To break up into tiny particles:
3. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:
4. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
5. To impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of:
6. To affect deeply or completely, as with emotion:
7. To act on with a steady pushing force:
8. To extract from by applying pressure:
noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. Informal. An extravagant, short-lived romantic attachment:
Translations
إزدِحام شَديديَحشُر، يَزدَحِـميَسْحَقُيسْحَق، يَهْرُسينسَحِق
drtitmačkatmačkat senamačkatnával
knusekrøllemasenedkæmpepresse
musertaanujertaapuristusräytyäriutua
zdrobiti
felmorzsolösszegyűrődik
bögglastkremjakveîa niîurtroîatroîningur
押しつぶす
으깨다
lamdytimalšintispaustispūstissulamdyti
apspiestburzītburzītiesdrūzmadrūzmēties
natlačiť
zmečkati
förälskelsekrossa
บดละเอียด
ezmekizdihamkalabalıkkırışmaktıkış mak
ép

crush

[krʌʃ]
A. N
1. (= crowd) → aglomeración f, multitud f; [of cars] → masa f
there was an awful crushhubo la mar de gente
there's always a crush in the tubeel metro va siempre atestado de gente
I lost my handbag in the crushperdí el bolso en la aglomeración
they died in the crushmurieron aplastados
2. (= infatuation) → enamoramiento m
to have a crush on sbestar enamorado de algn, perder la chaveta por algn
3. (Brit) orange crushnaranjada f
B. VT
1. (= squash) → aplastar, apachurrar (Andes, CAm); (= crumple) [+ paper] → estrujar; [+ clothes] → arrugar; (= grind, break up) [+ stones] → triturar, moler; [+ grapes] → exprimir, prensar; [+ garlic] → machacar; [+ ice] → picar; [+ scrap metal] → comprimir
to crush sth into a casemeter algo a la fuerza en una maleta
to crush sth to a pulphacer papilla algo
2. (fig) [+ enemy, opposition, resistance] → doblegar, aplastar; [+ argument] → aplastar, abrumar; [+ hopes] → defraudar
C. VI [clothes] → arrugarse
can we all crush in?¿habrá sitio para todos?
D. CPD crush barrier Nbarrera f de seguridad

crush

[ˈkrʌʃ]
n
(= crowd) [people] → foule f, cohue f
(= infatuation) to have a crush on sb → avoir le béguin pour qn
to have a secret crush on sb → être secrètement amoureux/euse de qn
(= drink) lemon crush → citron m pressé
vt
(= squash) [+ can, banana] → écraser
(= crumple) → froisser
(= grind, break up) [+ ice] → piler; [+ garlic] → écraser; [+ fruit, grapes] → presser
[+ person] (physically)écraser; (morally, emotionally) [news, sorrow, death] → accabler
to be crushed to death (by vehicle)se faire écraser
He was crushed to death under the rubble → Il a été écrasé sous les décombres.
(= put down) [+ rebellion, uprising] → écraser; [+ opponent] → écrasercrush barrier n (British)barrière f de sécurité

crush

n
(= crowd)Gedrängel nt; it’ll be a bit of a crushes wird ein bisschen eng werden
(inf) (= infatuation)Schwärmerei f; (= object of infatuation)Schwarm m; to have a crush on somebodyfür jdn schwärmen, in jdn verschossen sein (inf); schoolgirl crushSchulmädchenschwärmerei f
(= drink)Saftgetränk nt
vt
(= squeeze, press tightly)quetschen; (= damage) soft fruit etczerdrücken, zerquetschen; finger, toes etcquetschen; (rock, car etc) sbzerquetschen; (= kill)zu Tode quetschen; (= grind, break up) spices, garlic(zer)stoßen; icestoßen; ore, stonezerkleinern, zerstampfen; scrap metal, garbagezusammenpressen; (= crease) clothes, paperzerknittern, zerdrücken; (= screw up) paperzerknüllen; crushed pineapple klein geschnetzelte Ananas; I was crushed between two enormous men in the planeich war im Flugzeug zwischen zwei fetten Männern eingequetscht or eingeklemmt; she crushed the child to her breastsie drückte das Kind fest an die Brust; to crush somebody into somethingjdn in etw (acc)quetschen; to crush something into somethingetw in etw (acc)stopfen
(fig) enemy, hopes, self-confidence, sbvernichten; revolution, oppositionniederschlagen; (= oppress) people, peasantsunterdrücken; she crushed him with one glancesie sah ihn vernichtend an, sie warf ihm einen vernichtenden Blick zu; to crush somebody’s spiritjdn brechen
vi
(crowd)(sich) drängen; they crushed into the carsie quetschten or drängten sich in das Auto
(clothes, fabric)knittern, knautschen (inf)

crush

[krʌʃ]
1. n
a. (crowd) → ressa, calca, folla
b. (fam) (infatuation) → cotta
to have a crush on sb → avere una cotta per qn
c. (drink) orange/lemon crushspremuta di arancia/limone
2. vt (squash, also) (fig) → schiacciare; (crumple, clothes, paper) → sgualcire; (garlic) → tritare, schiacciare; (ice) → tritare; (000, grapes) → pigiare; (scrap metal) → pressare; (stones) → frantumare
to be crushed to a pulp → essere ridotto/a in poltiglia
3. vi (clothes) → sgualcirsi, spiegazzarsi

crush

(kraʃ) verb
1. to squash by squeezing together etc. The car was crushed between the two trucks.
2. to crease. That material crushes easily.
3. to defeat. He crushed the rebellion.
4. to push, press etc together. We (were) all crushed into the tiny room.
noun
squeezing or crowding together. There's always a crush in the supermarket on Saturdays.
ˈcrushing adjective
overwhelming. a crushing defeat.

crush

يَسْحَقُ drtit knuse zerquetschen συνθλίβω aplastar musertaa écraser zdrobiti schiacciare 押しつぶす 으깨다 in elkaar drukken knuse zgnieść esmagar дробить krossa บดละเอียด ezmek ép 压碎

crush

v. triturar, moler, aplastar.

crush

vt (one’s finger, hand, etc.) aplastar, machucar; (a tablet) triturar (form), moler
References in classic literature ?
He was as thick as my leg, and looked as if millstones couldn't crush the disgusting vitality out of him.
When she saw it lying there, she stamped her heel upon it, striving to crush it.
It falls by no rule at all; sometimes it leaps, sometimes it tumbles; there it skips; here it shoots; in one place 'tis white as snow, and in another 'tis green as grass; hereabouts, it pitches into deep hollows, that rumble and crush the 'arth; and thereaways, it ripples and sings like a brook, fashioning whirlpools and gullies in the old stone, as if 'twas no harder than trodden clay.
Yet the laughter of her sister in advance with the Kearney brothers seemed to make the reserve with which she tried to crush further familiarity only ridiculous.
What under the heavens he did it for, I cannot tell, but his next movement was to crush himself --boots in hand, and hat on --under the bed; when, from sundry violent gaspings and strainings, I inferred he was hard at work booting himself; though by no law of propriety that I ever heard of, is any man required to be private when putting on his boots.
When two large, loaded Indiamen chance to crowd and crush towards each other in the docks, what do the sailors do?
take this gentleman's luggage -- Dover line twelve o'clock train -- that's it," and without waiting for another word Jerry wheeled me round to make room for other cabs that were dashing up at the last minute, and drew up on one side till the crush was past.
We don't make them,--we don't consent to them,--we have nothing to do with them; all they do for us is to crush us, and keep us down.
Whole ages of abuse and oppression cannot crush the manhood clear out of him.
He set up a little piece of poetry, which he made, himself, out of his own head -- three verses -- kind of sweet and saddish -- the name of it was, "Yes, crush, cold world, this breaking heart" -- and he left that all set up and ready to print in the paper, and didn't charge nothing for it.
I so dreaded a reply that would crush me with despair.
Drag him down, and crush him to atoms, that the place which knows him may know him no more