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Meaning of bone-crushing

bone-crush•ing

Pronunciation: (bōn'krush"ing), [key]
— adj.
  1. powerful or constricting enough to crush one's bones: a bone-crushing handshake.
  2. extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.: a bone-crushing mortgage.
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