Meaning of 'crush'

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Meaning of ‘crush’

11 definitions found.



the act of crushing

Synonyms: crunch compaction


temporary love of an adolescent

Synonyms: infatuation puppy love calf love


a dense crowd of people

Synonyms: press


leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

Synonyms: crushed leather


to break into small pieces

Example: "The car crushed the toy."


to become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure

Example: "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall."


to come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Synonyms: beat


to destroy by smashing or bruising

Example: "The fruit was crushed when a delivery truck backed over the crate it was in."

Synonyms: jam


to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

Example: "crush an aluminum can"

Synonyms: squeeze


to humiliate or depress completely

Example: "I was crushed by their refusal of my invitation."

Synonyms: smash demolish


to come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

Synonyms: suppress oppress

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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