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Meaning of CRUSH

Pronunciation:  krush

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of crushing
  2. [n]  temporary love of an adolescent
  3. [n]  a dense crowd of people
  4. [n]  leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
  5. [v]  become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
  6. [v]  break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
  9. [v]  crush or bruise; "jam a toe"
  10. [v]  to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
  11. [v]  humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"
  12. [v]  come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"

CRUSH is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: beat, beat out, break down, calf love, compaction, crunch, crushed leather, demolish, infatuation, jam, jam, mash, oppress, press, puppy love, shell, squash, squeeze, squelch, suppress, trounce, vanquish
 See Also: abase, alter, bat, best, break, break up, bruise, bruise, chagrin, change, cheat, checkmate, chicane, chouse, clobber, come apart, compressing, compression, contuse, crowd, defeat, drub, eliminate, exceed, fall apart, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, get the jump, grind, humble, humiliate, immobilise, immobilize, jockey, keep down, leather, lick, love, mate, mill, mop up, mortify, outdo, outfight, outflank, outgo, outmatch, outplay, outpoint, outscore, outstrip, overcome, overmaster, overpower, overwhelm, pip, press, pulverisation, pulverization, quash, rack up, reduce, repress, rout, scoop, screw, separate, shaft, snarl-up, split up, spreadeagle, spread-eagle, stamp, steamroller, subdue, subjugate, surmount, surpass, telescope, thrash, traffic jam, tread, trump, whip, whomp, win, worst, wring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crush\ (kr?sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crushed} (kr?sht);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Crushing}.] [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of.
    cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin,
    from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to
    gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel.
    1. To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so
       as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts,
       or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
             Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is
             bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut. --Lev. xxii.
             The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and
             crushed Balaam's foot against the wall. --Num. xxii.
    2. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to
       comminute; as, to crush quartz.
    3. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down,
       as by an incumbent weight.
             To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
             Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again. --Bryant.
    4. To oppress or burden grievously.
             Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.
                                                   xxviii. 33.
    5. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
             Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels. --Sir.
                                                   W. Scott.
    {To crush a cup}, to drink. [Obs.]
    {To crush out}.
       (a) To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from
       (b) To overcome or destroy completely; to suppress.
  2. \Crush\ (kr?sh), v. i.
    To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller
    compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes
  3. \Crush\, n.
    1. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction;
             The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
    2. Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced
       uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a peception.
    {Crush hat}, a hat which collapses, and can be carried under
       the arm, and when expanded is held in shape by springs;
       hence, any hat not injured by compressing.
    {Crush room}, a large room in a theater, opera house, etc.,
       where the audience may promenade or converse during the
       intermissions; a foyer.
             Politics leave very little time for the bow window
             at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the
             opera at night.                       --Macaulay.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are crushing something means that you are under tremendous stress over a decision that you need to make. Dreaming that you have a crush on somebody, is a literal reflection of your attraction and fascination for that person. Seeing your crush in your dream, represents your current infatuation with him or her. If you find yourself thinking about him during the day, then it is understandable that his image will appear in your dream during the night. If your dream that your crush rejects you, refers to not knowing how he or she really feels about you and whether he likes you or not. If you dream that somebody has a crush on you, then it represent you own sense of worthiness and esteem. Dreaming about a former crush, refers to that particular period in your life and what you were feeling. The former crush represents a point in time when you first had the crush on that person. Dreaming that your crush rejects you or stood you up, represents your feelings of insecurities and anxieties. The idea of not knowing how your crush feels about you is driving you nuts. Assuming that he or she will reject you before you actually know, saves your from getting hurt. You are afraid to find out how he or she feels about you.
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