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crush

crush

 
 
pronunciation:
kruhsh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: crushed, crushes, crushing
definition 1: to cause to lose shape or become flat by pressing or squeezing very hard.
I crushed a cardboard box.Chris crushed her belongings into the suitcase.
synonyms:
crumple, flatten, mash, squash
similar words:
compress, trample
definition 2: to put down or defeat without question.
The army crushed the rebels.Pete crushed his opponent in the tennis match.
synonyms:
defeat, overpower
similar words:
beat, break, grind, oppress, overwhelm, pound, thrash, trample, whip
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: great pressure from pressing or squeezing.
The crush of his shoe squashed the bug.
synonyms:
pressure
similar words:
crunch, press, squeeze
definition 2: a strong but temporary romantic attraction to a person, or the person who is the object of the attraction.
He has a crush on a girl in his class.I'll introduce you to her latest crush.
similar words:
passion
derivations: crushable (adj.), crushability (n.), crusher (n.)
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