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Definitions of crush

  1. 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"
  2. make ineffective; " Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
  3. temporary love of an adolescent
  4. the act of crushing
  5. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; " The government oppresses political activists"
  6. a dense crowd of people
  7. leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
  8. become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; " The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
  9. break into small pieces; " The car crushed the toy"
  10. crush or bruise; " jam a toe"
  11. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; " crush an aluminum can"; " squeeze a lemon"
  12. humiliate or depress completely; " She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; " The death of her son smashed her"
  13. 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.
  14. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
  15. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
  16. To oppress or burden grievously.
  17. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
  18. To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.
  19. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
  20. Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a peception.
  21. To press between two opposite bodies; squeeze; break by pressure; as, to crush a mineral; bruise; as, to crush a limb; ruin; quell; conquer; as, to be crushed by despair.
  22. To be pressed out of shape or into smaller compass; as, the dresses have crushed.
  23. A violent compression or collision; a crowd; colloquially, a social gathering.
  24. Crusher.
  25. To break or bruise: to squeeze together: to beat down or over whelm: to subdue: to ruin.
  26. A violent squeezing.
  27. A violent collision; great pressure.
  28. To break by pressure; squeeze together; overwhelm.
  29. To press out of shape; break or be broken by pressure; conquer.
  30. A violent colliding; breaking by violent pressure.
  31. A crowd; jam.
  32. A violent collision which bruises: pressure by a crowd.
  33. To press or squeeze into a mass; to bruise or break by pressure; to overwhelm by power; to subdue: to bruise small.
  34. To lie pressed into a smaller compass by external weight or force.
  35. To press and bruise between two hard bodies; to beat or force down; to subdue; to overwhelm by superior power; to conquer; to be pressed into a smaller compass.
  36. A collision; a violent pressure, as of a crowd.
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Quotes of crush

  1. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. – Joseph Addison
  2. What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it. – Angelina Grimke
  3. I may have had a crush on Zac, but we are like brother and sister, so nothing would ever happen. – Vanessa Hudgens
  4. By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself. – Franz Kafka
  5. The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin
  6. You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. – Vachel Lindsay
  7. Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. – Mao Zedong
  8. Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it. – Henry Rollins
  9. Our goal is not to crush the enemy at any price, but to make it realize that it is illegal to take up arms to overthrow a democratically elected government. – Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
  10. Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way. – Kate Seredy
  11. A man must be strong in that profession, he must have vigor of body and mind, yet I am all out of breath if I walk up a hill; I have not the heart to crush even a fly. – Gregorio M. Sierra
  12. I've always been a rocker. Like ever since I was really young. I had a crush on the Green Day guys. That's always been what I was like and been my interest. – Ashlee Simpson
  13. I seem to have no problem revealing my crush on the man who murdered Lincoln. – Sarah Vowell
  14. Cary Grant and I were doing a play in New York. He had a crush on me. Whenever we went to a party, he would always sit on the floor beside me. I thought that was kind of beautiful, like that's where he wanted to be. – Fay Wray
  15. For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny. – Clara Zetkin

Usage examples for crush

  1. " Because you have a crush on him," suggested Billy frankly. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  2. Now it would crush me, I know. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. There is but one way,- to crush to destroy, the power that has done,- that is doing these deeds. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  4. Or the last words of the text would crush us into despair- 'I know my sheep, and am known of mine. – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley
  5. Lindela, in her sleep, must have moved over on to this horror, though not heavily enough to crush it. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  6. Neither would the mountains crush her, nor would the earth take her in. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. Evidently he did not dare to crush the door in altogether. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. It seems only amusing to us now to read of King George's directions to his minister-" To crush the Czar immediately, to secure his ships, and even to seize his person." – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  9. Or I'll crush you! – The Flutter of the Goldleaf; and Other Plays by Olive Tilford Dargan and Frederick Peterson
  10. But Violet could hardly make the old folks believe what she heard at school about far- off countries and strange animals- snakes large enough to crush a horse and rider in their folds, and fishes so huge that half a dozen people could sit inside of them. – Violet: A Fairy Story by Caroline Snowden Guild
  11. We are going to have a big night: the greatest crush we have had. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  12. I'll crush the life out of ye! – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  13. And do you know that I could crush you with my influence? – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  14. It isn't he who would crush me with his superiority. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  15. This book is essentially the tragedy of a good and honest soul thrown by harsh circumstance into an environment which is bound to crush him. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  16. These walls may crush me as I stand. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. Under the sudden crush of his hand it shed a rain of tears. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  18. Aunt Nancy turned in astonishment, and Chad, who had come in with some dishes, was about to crush him with a look, when the Colonel said, with a sly twinkle in his eye: " What did he do, Jim?" – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  19. Regular crush I'll have on you.... – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. " If it came down," stated Professor Brierly, " it would crush your main building to match- wood." – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew

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