What does crush mean?

Definitions for crush
krʌʃcrush

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crush.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crushed leather, crush(noun)

    leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

  2. crush, jam, press(noun)

    a dense crowd of people

  3. puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuation(noun)

    temporary love of an adolescent

  4. crush, crunch, compaction(verb)

    the act of crushing

  5. oppress, suppress, crush(verb)

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

    "The government oppresses political activists"

  6. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze(verb)

    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

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

  7. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish(verb)

    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. crush(verb)

    break into small pieces

    "The car crushed the toy"

  9. crush, smash, demolish(verb)

    humiliate or depress completely

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

  10. jam, crush(verb)

    crush or bruise

    "jam a toe"

  11. break down, crush(verb)

    make ineffective

    "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

  12. crush(verb)

    become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure

    "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"

GCIDE

  1. Crush(v. t.)

    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. crush(Noun)

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

  2. crush(Noun)

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

  3. crush(Noun)

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

  4. crush(Noun)

    A violent crowding

  5. crush(Noun)

    A crowd control barrier

  6. crush(Noun)

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

  7. crush(Noun)

    A party, festive function

  8. crush(Verb)

    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. crush(Verb)

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

    to crush quartz

  10. crush(Verb)

    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. crush(Verb)

    To oppress or burden grievously.

    The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily

  12. crush(Verb)

    To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

  13. crush(Verb)

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

    an eggshell crushes easily

  14. crush(Verb)

    To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.

    She's crushing on him.

  15. crush(Verb)

    to defeat emphatically

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crush(verb)

    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. Crush(verb)

    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. Crush(verb)

    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. Crush(verb)

    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. Crush(verb)

    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. Crush(verb)

    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. Crush(noun)

    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. Crush(noun)

    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:

    The Democrats -- the longer they talk about identity politics, I got 'em. I want them to talk about racism every day, if the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.

  2. Blaise Pascal, quoted by Rebecca West in BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON: A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA, 1940:

    Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water, suffices to kill him. But if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.

  3. Baba Faiz:

    Math becomes boring when you don't have a crush to suppose her in your equations.

  4. Matthew Dube (at weed thumb):

    Personal power is the ability to stand on your two feet with a wide smile amid a plethora of universal circumstances that are ready to crush you or devour you.

  5. Akram Al Deek:

    We are not our age, height, colour, or clothes. We are the books we read. The sweet squeak in our laughter. The tears we cry. The people we accompany. We are the dreams we dream. The pictures on our walls. We should be defined by what we create, not by what we are created with. We should be defined by who we are, not by who we should be. We are our weaknesses and cries. Never the super Mario image we force upon ourselves and is forced upon us by society. We should never be ashamed to cry. The problem rests in crying alone. One of the major problems in our society is the lack of crying publicly. Our fear of the exposition of emotions. Because vulnerability is considered a downfall. A defeat. A crush of the alpha male protagonist image. Whereas in fact vulnerability is a very human characteristic.

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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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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. summon
    • B. abase
    • C. abash
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