Definitions of crush

  1. To lie pressed into a smaller compass by external weight or force.
  2. To press out of shape; break or be broken by pressure; conquer.
  3. 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.
  4. To break or bruise: to squeeze together: to beat down or over whelm: to subdue: to ruin.
  5. To break by pressure; squeeze together; overwhelm.
  6. To be pressed out of shape or into smaller compass; as, the dresses have crushed.
  7. make ineffective; " Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
  8. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; " The government oppresses political activists"
  9. break into small pieces; " The car crushed the toy"
  10. To press or squeeze into a mass; to bruise or break by pressure; to overwhelm by power; to subdue: to bruise small.
  11. 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.
  12. leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
  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. A violent compression or collision; a crowd; colloquially, a social gathering.
  22. Crusher.
  23. A violent squeezing.
  24. A violent collision; great pressure.
  25. A violent colliding; breaking by violent pressure.
  26. A violent collision which bruises: pressure by a crowd.
  27. A collision; a violent pressure, as of a crowd.