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  Definition of crush
  1. the act of crushing
  2. temporary love of an adolescent
  3. a dense crowd of people
  4. leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
  5. break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
  6. become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
  7. 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. make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
  9. crush or bruise; "jam a toe"
  10. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
  11. humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
  12. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one''s authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
Similar Words: crunch, compaction, puppy love, calf love, infatuation, jam, press, crushed leather, beat, beat out, shell, trounce, vanquish, break down, squash, squelch, mash, squeeze, smash, demolish, oppress, suppress

 

Hyponyms: grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation, traffic jam, snarl-up, bruise, outpoint, outscore, walk over, eliminate, worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up, whomp, spread-eagle, spreadeagle, rout, get the jump, cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform, outflank, trump, best, scoop, outfight, overpower, overmaster, overwhelm, checkmate, mate, immobilize, immobilise, outplay, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, wring, stamp, steamroller, tread, telescope, repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce

 

Grouped Verbs: outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent

 

Entailments: win

 

Derivational Morphology: compress, compact, pack together, pack, bundle, wad, grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute, squash, squelch, squeeze, infatuate, press, jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, compaction, crusher, conqueror, vanquisher, thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, beating, dislocation, breakdown, wring, squeezer, demolition, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, suppressor, suppresser, oppression, subjugation, oppressor

 

 
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