verb (used with object)
to press or squeeze with a force that destroys or deforms.
to squeeze or pound into small fragments or particles, as ore, stone, etc.
to force out by pressing or squeezing; extract:
to crush cottonseeds in order to produce oil.
to rumple; wrinkle; crease.
to smooth or flatten by pressure:
to crush leather.
to hug or embrace forcibly or strongly:
He crushed her in his arms.
to destroy, subdue, or suppress utterly:
to crush a revolt.
to overwhelm with confusion, chagrin, or humiliation, as by argumentation or a slighting action or remark; squelch.
to oppress grievously.
Archaic. to finish drinking (wine, ale, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to become crushed.
to advance with crushing; press or crowd forcibly.
the act of crushing; state of being crushed.
a great crowd:
a crush of shoppers.
an intense but usually short-lived infatuation.
the object of such an infatuation:
Who is your latest crush?
verb (mainly transitive)
to press, mash, or squeeze so as to injure, break, crease, etc
to break or grind (rock, ore, etc) into small particles
to put down or subdue, esp by force: to crush a rebellion
to extract (juice, water, etc) by pressing: to crush the juice from a lemon
to oppress harshly
to hug or clasp tightly: he crushed her to him
to defeat or humiliate utterly, as in argument or by a cruel remark
(intransitive) to crowd; throng
(intransitive) to become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
a dense crowd, esp at a social occasion
the act of crushing; pressure
a drink or pulp prepared by or as if by crushing fruit: orange crush
an infatuation: she had a crush on him
the person with whom one is infatuated
(vet science) a construction designed to confine and limit the movement of an animal, esp a large or dangerous animal, for examination or to perform a procedure on it
A passing infatuation: That’s a crush, Manny is love (1895+)
thick crowd; heavily crowded place (1806+)
To humiliate someone; reduce someone to helpless dismay: Her snub crushed me (1610+)
have a crush on someone, orange crush
see: have a crush on
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