from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the power or tending to crush; overwhelming; demolishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That crushes; overwhelming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of crush.
  • adjective That crushes; overwhelming.
  • adjective disheartening
  • noun The action of the verb to crush.
  • noun A former method of execution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority


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  • 'crushing' now also refers to the act of falling in love with a person or thing, as in: "i'm crushing on that new coffee stand on Hayes Street"

    October 3, 2009