- A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
- Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a peception.
- A short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation; the object of this infatuation.
verb (crush, es)
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- :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 .
- A chute or corridor in a cattle yard.
- 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.
Etymology: cruschen, crousshen, cruisir, croissir < 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.
- Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut. --Lev. xxii.
- To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
- To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
- To oppress or burden grievously.
- To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
- To crush out.
- To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from grapes.
- (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.
- To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.
- She's crushing on him.
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