from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To press between opposing bodies so as to break or injure.
- transitive v. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
- transitive v. To put down; subdue: crushed the rebellion.
- transitive v. To overwhelm or oppress severely: spirits that had been crushed by rejection and failure.
- transitive v. To crumple or rumple: crushed the freshly ironed shirt.
- transitive v. To hug, especially with great force.
- transitive v. To press upon, shove, or crowd.
- transitive v. To extract or obtain by pressing or squeezing: crush juice from a grape.
- transitive v. Archaic To drink; quaff.
- intransitive v. To be or become crushed.
- intransitive v. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing.
- n. The act of crushing; extreme pressure.
- n. The state of being crushed.
- n. A great crowd: a crush of spectators.
- n. A substance prepared by or as if by crushing, especially a fruit drink: orange crush.
- n. Informal A usually temporary infatuation.
- n. Informal One who is the object of such an infatuation.
- n. A decisive or critical moment or situation.
- n. The process of stamping or crushing grapes for wine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
- n. Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
- n. A short-lived and unrequited love or infatuation; the object of this infatuation.
- n. A violent crowding
- n. A crowd control barrier
- n. A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling
- n. A party, festive function
- v. 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.
- v. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.
- v. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
- v. To oppress or burden grievously.
- v. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
- v. To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force
- v. To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.
- v. to defeat emphatically
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
- n. Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure.
- intransitive v. To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.
- transitive v. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
- transitive v. To oppress or burden grievously.
- transitive v. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
- transitive v. to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To press and bruise between two hard bodies; squeeze out of shape or normal condition.
- To bruise and break into fragments or small particles, either by direct pressure or by grinding or pounding: as, to crush quartz.
- To force down and bruise and break, as by a superincumbent weight: as, the man was crushed by the fall of a tree.
- To put down; overpower; subdue absolutely; conquer beyond resistance: as, to crush one's enemies.
- To oppress grievously.
- To crowd or press upon.
- To rumple or put out of shape by pressure or by rough handling: as, to crush a bonnet or a dress.
- To destroy; frustrate: as, to crush out rebellion.
- Synonyms Mash, etc. See dash.
- To break, pound, pulverize, crumble, bray, disintegrate, demolish.
- To overpower, prostrate, conquer, quell.
- To be pressed out of shape, into a smaller compass, or into pieces, by external force: as, an egg-shell crushes readily in the hand.
- n. A violent collision or rushing together; a sudden or violent pressure; a breaking or bruising by pressure or by violent collision or rushing together.
- n. Violent pressure caused by a crowd; a mass of objects crowded together; a compacted and obstructing crowd of persons, as at a ball or reception.
- n. In Australia, a funnel-shaped, fenced lane or passageway for cattle.
- n. In coal-mining: A general settlement of the strata above a coal-mine, due to failure of the pillars: generally accompanied by numerous local falls of roof-rocks in the workings.
- n. A species of fault in coal.
- n. The amount of cotton-seed crushed for oil during a given season: as, a large crush.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
- n. leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
- v. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- n. temporary love of an adolescent
- v. make ineffective
- v. humiliate or depress completely
- v. crush or bruise
- v. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
- n. a dense crowd of people
- v. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
- v. break into small pieces
- n. the act of crushing
Besides that, I hated the word crush, a pink candy word, a frosting word, something for giggly girls who wrote their name with his surrounded by a heart.
What they would be expecting then is what they call crush injuries, and that could be broken bones, anything that happens by people being buried underneath rubble: kidney failure, dehydration and the like.
And even if I did find them all, your definition of "crush" is probably different than mine.
I just discovered her post on Queer women, slash, etc, and am quite ridiculously in crush with her.
It is undisputed that the conduct depicted in crush videos may constitutionally be prohibited.
But before the enactment of §48, the underlying conduct depicted in crush videos was nearly impossible to prosecute.
Has anybody ever noticed that their junior high crush is at Jenny Craig on Colorado Boulevard, then biked over to join her for a group weigh-in?
Okay, so now by crush is not just on Cameron, but the real thing too!
I ended up crushing on both of them ... and I also had a HUGE Ryan crush from the OC.
The thing we ought to be trying to crush is not the GOP — a political party which might someday, conceivably, return to playing a constructive role — but the rules of the Senate itself, which are a ball and chain for the nation, and always will be in their current form. soullite says: