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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

crushing

(ˈkrʌʃɪŋ)
adj
1. devastating; overwhelming: a crushing defeat.
2. extremely heavy: a crushing burden of debt.
n
defeat; repression; putting down
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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Translations
ساحِق، ماحِق
drtivý
knusende
yfiròyrmandi
ezicikahredici

crushing

[ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] ADJ [defeat, blow, reply] → aplastante; [grief, etc] → abrumador; [argument] → decisivo; [burden] → agobiador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

crushing

[ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] adj
[defeat] → écrasant(e); [disappointment] → terrible; [blow] → terrible; [victory] → écrasant(e)
[weight] → écrasant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

crushing

adj defeatzerschmetternd; blow, look, replyvernichtend; experienceniederschmetternd
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

crushing

[ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] adj (defeat, blow) → schiacciante; (reply) → mordace
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

crushing

adj (pain) opresivo, aplastante
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Two mon- olithic looking sculptures- whose surfaces have a simi- lar appearance to the eroded contours of the fi g u r e - l i k e Duddo Five Stones - have been made by pressing stone intowet clay and slotting booksinto the surfaces before they dry.