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crush

 
Noun crush has 4 senses
  1. crushed leather, crush - leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    --1 is a kind of leather
  2. crush, jam, press - a dense crowd of people
    --2 is a kind of crowd
    --2 has particulars: traffic jam, snarl-up
  3. puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuation - temporary love of an adolescent
    --3 is a kind of love
  4. crush, crunch, compaction - the act of crushing
    --4 is a kind of compression, compressing
    --4 has particulars: grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation
    Derived forms: verb crush4, verb crush2
Verb crush has 8 senses
  1. oppress, suppress, crush - come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
    Derived form: noun crushing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
    --2 is one way to press
    Derived forms: noun crush4, noun crusher1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
    --3 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to crush his opponent
  4. crush - break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
    --4 is one way to
    break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Derived forms: noun crush4, noun crusher1
    Sample sentence:
    They crush the glass tubes
  5. crush, smash, demolish - humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
    --5 is one way to humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will crush him
  6. jam, crush - crush or bruise; "jam a toe"
    --6 is one way to bruise, contuse
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. break down, crush - make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
    --7 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. crush - become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
    --8 is one way to
    break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
    Sample sentence:
    The glass tubes crush
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