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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppression, crushing, quelling, stiflingadjective

    forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

    "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

  2. crushing, devastatingadjective

    physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination

    "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing"


  1. crushingnoun

    The action of the verb to crush.

  2. crushingnoun

    A former method of execution.

  3. crushingadjective

    That crushes; overwhelming.

  4. crushingadjective


    Oh, your dog has leukemia? That's crushing.


  1. crushing

    Crushing refers to the process of reducing the size or volume of an object or material, typically through the application of strong, external force or pressure. This can be physically such as breaking down rocks or grains into smaller particles or metaphorically such as overwhelming feelings or circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crushing

    of Crush

  2. Crushingadjective

    that crushes; overwhelming


  1. Crushing

    Death by crushing or pressing is a method of execution that has a history during which the techniques used varied greatly from place to place. This form of execution is no longer sanctioned by any governing body.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crushing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crushing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of crushing in a Sentence

  1. French Open:

    I think tomorrow is a bigger moment for Simona Halep than it is for American Sloane Stephens, simona Halep has had three crushing losses in Grand Slam finals, Simona Halep is still searching for the elusive Grand Sam title.

  2. Narendra Modi:

    At a time when our army is engaged in crushing terrorism, inside the country and outside, there are some people within the country who are trying to break their morale, which is cheering our enemy.

  3. Kevin Brady:

    This crushing report shows Democrats' spending has pushed Bidenflation to achieve the highest prices in 40 years, killing family budgets and wiping out three years of wage gains, no one is buying Democrats' excuses : The American people are suffering as The American people watch this Administration refuse to lift a finger to help The American people out of this crisis.

  4. Martin Sheen:

    It started with what I thought was a series of crushing headaches, i thought I had a brain tumor. I thought it was over.

  5. Nick Clegg:

    It is simply heartbreaking, clearly the results have been immeasurably more crushing and unkind than I could ever have feared.

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