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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.

crushing

(ˈkrʌʃɪŋ)
adj
1. devastating; overwhelming: a crushing defeat.
2. extremely heavy: a crushing burden of debt.
n
defeat; repression; putting down
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crushing - forceful preventioncrushing - forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
crackdown - severely repressive actions
Adj.1.crushing - physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
Translations
ساحِق، ماحِق
drtivý
knusende
yfiròyrmandi
ezicikahredici

crushing

[ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] ADJ [defeat, blow, reply] → aplastante; [grief, etc] → abrumador; [argument] → decisivo; [burden] → agobiador

crushing

[ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] adj
[defeat] → écrasant(e); [disappointment] → terrible; [blow] → terrible; [victory] → écrasant(e)
[weight] → écrasant(e)

crushing

adj defeatzerschmetternd; blow, look, replyvernichtend; experienceniederschmetternd

crushing

[ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] adj (defeat, blow) → schiacciante; (reply) → mordace

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.

crushing

adj (pain) opresivo, aplastante
References in classic literature ?
Here was another fine chance to make the crushing speech and the stately exit, but Meg never thought of doing either, and disgraced herself forever in Jo's eyes by meekly whispering, "Yes, John," and hiding her face on Mr.
That alone prevents it from crushing the professor to death.
And here, the reality was that they sat ten feet apart, she at the window, crushing geranium leaves in her hand and smelling them, he twirling around on the piano stool, saying:
Hawkeye soon got another enemy within reach of his arm, and with one sweep of his formidable weapon he beat down the slight and inartificial defenses of his antagonist, crushing him to the earth with the blow.
Over her shoulders the newly risen moon poured a flood of silvery light, stretching from her feet across the shining bars of the river to the opposite bank, and on up to the very crest of the Devil's Spur--no longer a huge bulk of crushing shadow, but the steady exaltation of plateau, spur, and terrace clothed with replete and unutterable beauty.
Carpenter, when he's through with that buckle, tell him to forge a pair of steel shoulder-blades; there's a pedlar aboard with a crushing pack.
He had no wit to trace back the social crime to its far sources-- he could not say that it was the thing men have called "the system" that was crushing him to the earth that it was the packers, his masters, who had bought up the law of the land, and had dealt out their brutal will to him from the seat of justice.
All the honest blood of womanhood, the strong New England blood of liberty, flushed to her cheeks, and throbbed bitterly in her indignant heart; but, with habitual prudence and self-control, she mastered herself, and, crushing the paper firmly in her hand, she merely said to Rosa,
To everybody's surprise, the unselfish monopolist immediately reduced the price of spectacles to such a degree that a great and crushing burden was removed from the nation.
And she seized the boy in a crushing embrace that made him feel like the guiltiest of villains.
They were too ignorant to realize, when they were called upon, that Rebecca's absence would make everything come wrong, and the blow descended with crushing force when the Jebusites and Amorites, the Girgashites, Hivites, and Perizzites had to be pronounced by the persons of all others least capable of grappling with them.
I stopped my oxen to open the woods gate; and just as I did so, before I could get hold of my ox-rope, the oxen again started, rushed through the gate, catching it between the wheel and the body of the cart, tearing it to pieces, and coming within a few inches of crushing me against the gate-post.