Definition of "crush" []

  • To press between opposing bodies so as to break or injure. (verb-transitive)
  • To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder. (verb-transitive)
  • To put down; subdue: crushed the rebellion. (verb-transitive)
  • To overwhelm or oppress severely: spirits that had been crushed by rejection and failure. (verb-transitive)
  • To crumple or rumple: crushed the freshly ironed shirt. (verb-transitive)
  • To press, mash, or squeeze so as to injure, break, crease, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To break or grind (rock, ore, etc) into small particles (verb)
  • To put down or subdue, esp by force (verb)
  • To extract (juice, water, etc) by pressing (verb)
  • To oppress harshly (verb)
  • To hug or clasp tightly (verb)
  • To defeat or humiliate utterly, as in argument or by a cruel remark (verb)
  • To crowd; throng (verb)
  • To become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure (verb)
  • A dense crowd, esp at a social occasion (noun)
  • The act of crushing; pressure (noun)
  • A drink or pulp prepared by or as if by crushing fruit (noun)
  • An infatuation (noun)
  • The person with whom one is infatuated (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "crush" in a sentence
  • "Besides that, I hated the word crush, a pink candy word, a frosting word, something for giggly girls who wrote their name with his surrounded by a heart."
  • "What they would be expecting then is what they call crush injuries, and that could be broken bones, anything that happens by people being buried underneath rubble: kidney failure, dehydration and the like."
  • "And even if I did find them all, your definition of "crush" is probably different than mine."