Definition of "crushed" []

  • Treated so as to have a permanently crinkled or rumpled appearance. Used of a fabric: crushed velvet; crushed denim. (adjective)
  • To press, mash, or squeeze so as to injure, break, crease, etc (verb)

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  • 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 "crushed" in a sentence
  • "I. ii.23 (14,4) his valour is crushed into folly] To be _crushed into folly_, is to be _confused_ and mingled with _folly_, so as that they make one mass together."
  • "The pomace which is what you call crushed apples fell into a slatted tub and, when the tub was full, a wooden disc was set on top of the pomace."
  • "I used a whisper white 6 X 6 piece of cardstock and stamped the Medallion stamp in crushed curry in the lower right hand corner."