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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 ?
Well, being asked by his friend, my father told at supper the whole story of the tulip, or rather of the bulb, and of his own fine exploit of crushing it.
But, whatever resistance to crushing the Nautilus possesses, it could not support this terrible pressure, and would be flattened like an iron plate.
The unexpectedness of the crushing hurt of it caused him to yelp and at the same time instinctively and spasmodically to pull back with all his strength.
He accepted it as unhappiness and misery, and had no more explanation for it than for the crushing of the paw.
The Iron Heel (well named) we feel descending upon and crushing mankind.
The shattering of all her little dream-world, the crushing blow on her new-born passion, afflicted her pleasure-craving nature with an overpowering pain that annihilated all impulse to resistance, and suspended her anger.
In crushing his passions he had well-nigh crushed himself.
That alone prevents it from crushing the professor to death.
So let us cease this talk of skull crushing and converse upon more pleasant subjects.
In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath.
I was struck a crushing, stunning blow, nowhere in particular and yet everywhere.
Yet I will not conceal from you the fact that my debts are crushing me down, and that my wardrobe is in a sorry state.