Complete Definition of "crush"

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Etymology
OE. cruschen, crousshen, OF. cruisir, croissir < LL. cruscire, probably of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Swedish krysta to squeeze, Danish kryste, Icelandic kreysta.

Pronunciation
IPA|/krÊÊ/
audio|en-us-crush.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ÊÊ

Noun
en-noun|crushes

  1. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
  2. Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a peception.
  3. A short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation; the object of this infatuation.

#*2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist)|Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
#*:It had taken nine years from the evening that w:Harry Truman|Truman first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.

  1. A chute or corridor in a cattle yard.

Translations
trans-top|a violent collision or compression
Crimean Tatar: taptamak
Finnish: murskaus
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Portuguese: choque m, colisão m
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trans-top|violent pressure, as of a crowd
Finnish: puristus
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trans-top|a short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation
Finnish: ihastus
Hebrew: ××××ק×ת (hidalqut) f
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Spanish: to have a crush = estar embobado, estar colado, estar encaprichado
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trans-top|a chute or corridor in a cattle yard
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Indonesian: hancur|menghancurkan, remuk|meremukkan, lumat|melumat, tumbuk|menumbuk
ttbc|Japanese: ç ã (ãã ã, kudaku), ç ´å£ãã (ã¯ãããã, hakai-suru)

Verb
en-verb|crush|es

  1. 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.

#:Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut. --Lev. xxii.

  1. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
  2. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
  3. To oppress or burden grievously.
  4. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
  5. To crush out.

#:To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from grapes.

  1. intransitive To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.
  2. To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.

#: She's crushing on him.

Translations
trans-top|to press or bruise between two hard bodies
Finnish: murskata, musertaa, rusentaa
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Portuguese: amassar
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trans-top|to reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding
Ewe: to, tu
Finnish: jauhaa, pirstoa, hienontaa
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Portuguese: esmigalhar, pulverizar, triturar
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trans-top|to overwhelm by pressure or weight
Finnish: murskata, musertaa
Hebrew: ×××××¥ (limkhotz)
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Portuguese: esmagar
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trans-top|to oppress or burden grievously
Portuguese: dominar, subjugar, vencer
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trans-top|to overcome completely
Finnish: murskata, nujertaa
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trans-top|to crush out
Finnish: musertaa
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Portuguese: espremer
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trans-top|to be or become broken down or in
Finnish: murskautua, musertua
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Portuguese: moer
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See also
crush hat
crush room

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