What does Crush mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crushed leather, crushnoun

    leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

  2. crush, jam, pressnoun

    a dense crowd of people

  3. puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuationnoun

    temporary love of an adolescent

  4. crush, crunch, compactionverb

    the act of crushing

  5. oppress, suppress, crushverb

    come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

    "The government oppresses political activists"

  6. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeverb

    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

    "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

  7. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishverb

    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"

  8. crushverb

    break into small pieces

    "The car crushed the toy"

  9. crush, smash, demolishverb

    humiliate or depress completely

    "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"

  10. jam, crushverb

    crush or bruise

    "jam a toe"

  11. break down, crushverb

    make ineffective

    "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

  12. crushverb

    become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure

    "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"

GCIDE

  1. Crushverb

    to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch.

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

Wiktionary

  1. crushnoun

    A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.

  2. crushnoun

    Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.

  3. crushnoun

    A short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation; the object of this infatuation.

  4. crushnoun

    A violent crowding

  5. crushnoun

    A crowd control barrier

  6. crushnoun

    A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling

  7. crushnoun

    A party, festive function

  8. crushverb

    To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass.

  9. crushverb

    To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.

    to crush quartz

  10. crushverb

    To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.

    After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections

  11. crushverb

    To oppress or burden grievously.

    The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily

  12. crushverb

    To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

  13. crushverb

    To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force

    an eggshell crushes easily

  14. crushverb

    To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.

    She's crushing on him.

  15. crushverb

    to defeat emphatically

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crushverb

    to press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

  2. Crushverb

    to reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

  3. Crushverb

    to overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

  4. Crushverb

    to oppress or burden grievously

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

  5. Crushverb

    to overcome completely; to subdue totally

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

  6. Crushverb

    to be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

  7. Crushnoun

    a violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

  8. Crushnoun

    violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a peception

    Etymology: [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]

Freebase

  1. Crush

    Crush is Bon Jovi's seventh studio album, released on June 13, 2000 through Island Records. It was their first studio album since These Days in 1995. The album was produced by Luke Ebbin, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. Commercially, Crush became an international success, reaching the top of the charts in multiple territories. The album was certified double platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album helped introduce the band to a new generation of fans. Crush was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2001 Grammy Awards. Three singles were released from the album internationally: "It's My Life", "Say It Isn't So" and "Thank You For Loving Me", as well as a new, updated rendition of "One Wild Night" released a year later with the live album One Wild Night Live 1985–2001. "It's My Life" became one of the band's most well-known songs, and one of their most successful singles, reaching number one in several countries and becoming the third best selling single of 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crush

    krush, v.t. to break or bruise: to squeeze together: to beat down or overwhelm: to subdue: to ruin.—v.i. to become broken under pressure.—n. a violet squeezing: a vast crowd of persons or things.—adj. Crushed, broken by pressure: subdued: oppressed.—ns. Crush′er, he who, or that which, crushes or subdues: (slang) a policeman; Crush′-hat, a hat so constructed as to collapse and become flat: an opera-hat.—adj. Crush′ing, bruising: overwhelming.—adv. Crush′ingly.—n. Crush′-room, a room in a theatre, &c., where the audience may promenade during the intervals of the entertainment.—Crush a cup, to empty a cup: to quaff.—Crushed strawberry, of the colour of strawberries that have been crushed. [O. Fr. croissir; per. cog. with Mid. High Ger. krosen, to crunch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Crush

    One sided love. Generally temporary and dies with time.

    I have a crush on my teacher. She is so good looking.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 12, 2019  
  2. Crush

    (Noun) INFORMAL a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable.

    "she did have a crush on Eddie"

    Submitted by Correction on April 12, 2021  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Crush' in Verbs Frequency: #970

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crush in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Crush in a Sentence

  1. Steve Bannon:

    Ethno-nationalism -- it's losers. It's a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more. These guys are a collection of clowns.

  2. Mao Zedong:

    Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.

  3. Anonymous:

    Happiness make you smile, Sorrow can crush you.

  4. Fer:

    like the cycle of water and life there is of love first you meet him, have a crush on him, dream that he is so damn perfect, realize he loves someone else, have a broken heart, finally getting over, and damn it! here we go again

  5. Nicholas II of Russia:

    In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for nearly three years have tried to enslave our fatherland, the Lord God has been pleased to send down on Russia a new heavy trial. Internal popular disturbances threaten to have a disastrous effect on the future conduct of this persistent war. The destiny of Russia, the honor of our heroic army, the welfare of the people and the whole future of our dear fatherland demand that the war should be brought to a victorious conclusion whatever the cost. The cruel enemy is making his last efforts, and already the hour approaches when our glorious army together with our gallant allies will crush him. In these decisive days in the life of Russia, We thought it Our duty of conscience to facilitate for Our people the closest union possible and a consolidation of all national forces for the speedy attainment of victory. In agreement with the Imperial Duma We have thought it well to renounce the Throne of the Russian Empire and to

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Translations for Crush

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  • سحقArabic
  • увлечение, смачквам, потискам, смачкване, раздробявам, съкрушавамBulgarian
  • drtit, rozdrtit, rozbítCzech
  • SchwarmGerman
  • to, tuEwe
  • aplastamientoSpanish
  • murskata, musertaa, jauhaa, murskautua, musertua, murskaus, rusentaa, liiskata, hienontaa, nujertaa, olla pihkassa, puristus, ihastusFinnish
  • écrabouiller, s'écraser, avoir le béguin, béguin, écraser, concasser, barricade, amouretteFrench
  • pronnScottish Gaelic
  • הידלקות, מחץHebrew
  • calca, ressa, cotta, prendersi una cottaItalian
  • לִמְחוֹץHebrew
  • ときめきJapanese
  • whēke, korotēMāori
  • pletten, vermalen, vermorzelen, overweldigen, bevlieging, overrompeling, stormloop, dranghek, verpletteren, vergruizelen, verdrukkenDutch
  • sammenpresse, finknuse, knuse, knuses, sammentrykkeNorwegian
  • paixonite, amassar, triturar, subjugar, vencer, esmigalhar, pulverizar, esmagar, dominar, moer, choque, colisãoPortuguese
  • chanqayQuechua
  • pulveriza, măcinaRomanian
  • разда́вливание, увлече́ние, пы́лкая любо́вь, дави́ть, дроби́ть, подавля́ть, да́вка, влюбленность, разда́вливать, влюблятьсяRussian
  • zatreskanostSerbo-Croatian
  • förälskelse, mala, trängsel, krossaSwedish
  • ஈர்ப்புTamil
  • ezmeTurkish
  • کچلنےUrdu

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