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crush / krəsh/ • v. [tr.] press or squeeze (someone or something) with force or violence, typically causing serious damage or injury. ∎  reduce (something) to a powder or pulp by exerting strong pressure on it. ∎  crease or crumple (cloth or paper). ∎  (of a government or state) violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion). ∎  bring about a feeling of overwhelming disappointment or embarrassment in (someone). • n. 1. [usu. in sing.] a crowd of people pressed closely together, esp. in an enclosed space. 2. inf. a brief but intense infatuation for someone, esp. someone unattainable or inappropriate: she did have a crush on Dr. Russell. 3. a drink made from the juice of pressed fruit: lemon crush. DERIVATIVES: crush·a·ble adj. crush·er n. crush·ing·ly adv.

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crush †crash, clash; compress with violence XIV; break down the power of XVI. — AN. crussir, corussier, OF. croissir, cruissir gnash (the teeth), crash, crack :- Rom. *cruscīre, of unkn. orig.

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Crush

Crush

a vast crowd of persons or things, 1806; a crowded social gathering, 1832.

Example: a crush of carts and chairs and coaches, 1840.

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