What does crushing mean?

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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.

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. Meghan Trainor:

    It was heartbreaking, i can only speak for myself because I am standing right next to these artists. It was crushing. You see me holding the hand of somebody… and I am just their mommy up there. I can feel the nerves… the sweat, the shaking.

  2. John Bolton:

    If Donald Trump're not willing to do it, Donald Trump has been very clear Donald Trump're not going to get relief from the crushing economic sanctions that have been imposed on Donald Trump and we'll look at ramping those sanctions up in fact.

  3. John McSweeney from Terry Lifts:

    If a pet or child was playing underneath the lift, you've got a safety bottom with micro-switches all over that safety bottom. So as soon as it comes in contact with any obstruction, it will immediately stop. And you have about 20 millimeters of pinch-point - so there's no mild crushing at all, it is very, very sensitive.

  4. Steve Kerr:

    Crushing news, sekou has been part of the NBA family for a long time...Just another awful day and we're all so saddened.

  5. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner:

    These forced union dues are a critical cog in the corrupt bargaining that is crushing taxpayers.

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