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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crush  \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. 
  kreysta.] 
  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. 
  24. 
 
  The  ass  .  .  .  thrust  herself  unto  the  wall,  and 
  crushed  Balaam's  foot  against  the  wall.  --Num.  xxii. 
  25. 
 
  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Truth,  crushed  to  earth,  shall  rise  again  --Bryant. 
 
  4.  To  oppress  or  burden  grievously. 
 
  Thou  shalt  be  only  oppressed  and  crushed  alway. 
  --Deut. 
  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 
  grapes. 
  b  To  overcome  or  destroy  completely;  to  suppress. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crush  \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 
  easily. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crush  \Crush\,  n. 
  1.  A  violent  collision  or  compression;  a  crash;  destruction; 
  ruin. 
 
  The  wreck  of  matter,  and  the  crush  of  worlds. 
  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crush 
  n  1:  leather  that  has  had  its  grain  pattern  accentuated  [syn:  {crushed 
  leather}] 
  2:  a  dense  crowd  of  people  [syn:  {jam},  {press}] 
  3:  temporary  love  of  an  adolescent  [syn:  {puppy  love},  {calf 
  love},  {infatuation}] 
  4:  the  act  of  crushing  [syn:  {crunch},  {compaction}] 
  v  1:  come  down  on  "The  government  oppresses  political  activists" 
  [syn:  {oppress},  {suppress}] 
  2:  to  compress  with  violence,  out  of  natural  shape  or 
  condition;  "crush  an  aluminum  can";  "squeeze  a  lemon" 
  [syn:  {squash},  {squelch},  {mash},  {squeeze}] 
  3:  come  out  better  in  a  competition,  race,  or  conflict;  "Agassi 
  beat  Becker  in  tennsi  championship";  "We  beat  the 
  competition";  "Harvard  defeated  Yale  in  the  last  football 
  game"  [syn:  {beat},  {beat  out},  {trounce},  {vanquish}] 
  4:  break  into  small  pieces;  "The  car  crushed  the  toy" 
  5:  crus  or  bruise;  "jam  a  toe"  [syn:  {jam}] 
  6:  make  ineffective;  "Martin  Luther  King  tried  to  break  down 
  racial  discrimination"  [syn:  {break  down}] 
  7:  become  injured,  broken,  or  distorted  by  pressure;  "The 
  plastic  bottle  crushed  against  the  wall" 




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