crush: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krush), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to press or squeeze with a force that destroys or deforms.
  2. to squeeze or pound into small fragments or particles, as ore, stone, etc.
  3. to force out by pressing or squeezing; extract: to crush cottonseeds in order to produce oil.
  4. to rumple; wrinkle; crease.
  5. to smooth or flatten by pressure: to crush leather.
  6. to hug or embrace forcibly or strongly: He crushed her in his arms.
  7. to destroy, subdue, or suppress utterly: to crush a revolt.
  8. to overwhelm with confusion, chagrin, or humiliation, as by argumentation or a slighting action or remark; squelch.
  9. to oppress grievously.
  10. to finish drinking (wine, ale, etc.).
  1. to become crushed.
  2. to advance with crushing; press or crowd forcibly.
  1. the act of crushing; state of being crushed.
  2. a great crowd: a crush of shoppers.
  3. Who is your latest crush?
    1. an intense but usually short-lived infatuation.
    2. the object of such an infatuation:Who is your latest crush?
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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