crushed leather, crushnoun
leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
crush, jam, pressnoun
a dense crowd of people
puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuationnoun
temporary love of an adolescent
crush, crunch, compactionverb
the act of crushing
oppress, suppress, crushverb
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
"The government oppresses political activists"
squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeverb
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
"crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
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"
break into small pieces
"The car crushed the toy"
crush, smash, demolishverb
humiliate or depress completely
"She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
crush or bruise
"jam a toe"
break down, crushverb
"Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
"The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch.
A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
A short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation; the object of this infatuation.
A violent crowding
A crowd control barrier
A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling
A party, festive function
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.
To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.
to crush quartz
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
To oppress or burden grievously.
The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily
To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force
an eggshell crushes easily
To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.
She's crushing on him.
to defeat emphatically
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amidst the war of elements,
The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Etymology: ecraser, French.
You speak him far. ————
———— I don’t extend him, sir: within himself
Crush him together, rather than unfold
His measure fully. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
The ass thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall. Num. xxii. 25.
Bacchus that first, from out the purple grape,
Crush’d the sweet poison of misused wine. John Milton, Par. Lost.
I fought and fell like one, but death deceiv’d me:
I wanted weight of feeble Moors upon me,
To crush my soul out. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.
When loud winds from diff’rent quarters rush,
Vast clouds encount’ring, one another crush. Edmund Waller.
Put in their hands thy bruising irons of wrath,
That they may crush down, with a heavy fall,
Th’ usurping helmets of our adversaries! William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
The sad weight of such ingratitude
Will crush me into earth.
Vain is the force of man, and heav’n’s as vain,
To crush the pillars which the pile sustain. John Dryden, Æn.
They use them to plague their enemies, or to oppress and crush some of their own too stubborn freeholders. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
Hath not that honour in’t it had; for
I thought to crush him in an equal force,
True sword to sword. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Shall bruise the head of Satan, crush his strength,
Defeating sin and death, his two main arms. John Milton, Pa. Lost.
What can that man fear, who takes care to please a Being that is so able to crush all his adversaries? a Being that can divert any misfortune from befalling him, or turn any such misfortune to his advantage? Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 107.
To be condensed; to come in a close body.
Poverty, cold wind, and crushing rain,
Beat keen and heavy on thy tender years. James Thomson, Autumn.
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
to reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz
to overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight
to oppress or burden grievously
to overcome completely; to subdue totally
to be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily
a violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin
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.]
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
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.]
(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
One sided love. Generally temporary and dies with time.
I have a crush on my teacher. She is so good looking.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'crush' in Verbs Frequency: #970
The numerical value of crush in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of crush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Is Disney willing to let Sky go? Or will they crush Comcast on both continents? we continue to believe that if Comcast really wants to own Sky, their best way to do it is by acquiring the Fox assets – winner takes-all was always the scenario that appeared most likely to us.
There's no way The US can crush us, the world needs Huawei Rotating because we are more advanced.
We take government-sponsored trafficking very seriously. It's a perversion of any government's reason for existence : to protect rights, not crush them, the United States will not stand by as any government with a policy or pattern of human trafficking subjects The United States own citizens to this kind of oppression.
It is twice as hard to crush a half-truth as a whole lie.
China might still impose measures on U.S. soybeans given the current development of Sino-U.S. trade situation. If the deal was done in Geneva, the cargoes might be traded in the international market instead of being brought to China to crush.
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- увлечение, смачквам, смачкване, съкрушавам, потискам, раздробявамBulgarian
- drtit, rozdrtit, rozbítCzech
- tu, toEwe
- olla pihkassa, puristus, rusentaa, murskautua, nujertaa, liiskata, ihastus, jauhaa, murskaus, musertua, hienontaa, musertaa, murskataFinnish
- béguin, écrabouiller, écraser, amourette, concasser, barricade, avoir le béguin, s'écraserFrench
- pronnScottish Gaelic
- הידלקות, מחץHebrew
- cotta, ressa, calca, prendersi una cottaItalian
- korotē, whēkeMāori
- pletten, vergruizelen, vermorzelen, vermalen, overweldigen, verpletteren, dranghek, stormloop, overrompeling, bevlieging, verdrukkenDutch
- knuse, sammentrykke, sammenpresse, finknuse, knusesNorwegian
- choque, colisão, moer, paixonite, dominar, amassar, triturar, esmagar, pulverizar, esmigalhar, subjugar, vencerPortuguese
- pulveriza, măcinaRomanian
- дроби́ть, разда́вливание, увлече́ние, пы́лкая любо́вь, дави́ть, подавля́ть, влюбляться, разда́вливать, да́вка, влюбленностьRussian
- mala, trängsel, krossa, förälskelseSwedish
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