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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)

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.

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."