[ UK /kɹˈʌʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹəʃ/ ]
  1. become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
    The plastic bottle crushed against the wall
  2. crush or bruise
    jam a toe
  3. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    The government oppresses political activists
  4. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    crush an aluminum can
    squeeze a lemon
  5. break into small pieces
    The car crushed the toy
  6. make ineffective
    Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
  7. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    We beat the competition
    Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
    Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game
  8. humiliate or depress completely
    She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation
    The death of her son smashed her
  1. leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
  2. a dense crowd of people
  3. the act of crushing
  4. temporary love of an adolescent
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How To Use crush In A Sentence

  • The pain in his side was crushing, as if there was a steel hand in there relentlessly closing on an organ. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • Divide half the mixture between 4 glass bowls, then sprinkle with a few fresh raspberries and a bit more crushed honeycomb. The Sun
  • Ireland does not have another manufacturing facility with a similar capacity to absorb glass cullet (crushed glass).
  • I had to struggle through the crush to get to the door.
  • Their pastorals, both published in 1651, offered choices to Royalists in the aftermath of the crushing defeat at Worcester.
  • In this case the experiment involves using a hydraulic press to crush specimen cubes of the concrete, and measuring the pressure at which the cube breaks.
  • They stood, without any respect for regularity, on each side of a straggling kind of unpaved street, where children, almost in a primitive state of nakedness, lay sprawling, as if to be crushed by the hoofs of the first passing horse. The Waverley
  • That proud record lasted eight minutes before they were crushed under the German machine. The Sun
  • Add a crushed clove of garlic .
  • His defeat dealt a crushing blow to the party.
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