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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crushed 
  adj  1:  treated  so  as  to  have  a  permanently  wrinkled  appearance; 
  "crushed  velvet" 
  2:  subdued  or  brought  low  in  condition  or  status;  "brought 
  low";  "a  broken  man";  "his  broken  spirit"  [syn:  {broken}, 
  {humbled},  {humiliated},  {low}] 
  3:  humiliated  in  defeat 
  4:  broken  or  pounded  into  small  fragments;  used  of  e.g.  ore  or 
  stone;  "paved  with  crushed  bluestone";  "ground  glass  is 
  used  as  an  abrasive"  [syn:  {ground}] 




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