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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That crushes; overwhelming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
  • n. forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Good stuff. paul tomblin: Yes, trachea crushing is a trick that could probably be performed by any Sith lord, but could anyone else crush with such flair?

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  • That's what I call a crushing blow for a sister, Clarissa.

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  • That's because he's not talking about it in crushing moral terms, which he needs to do.

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  • From Lee, Whose fault is it that our younger generations will inherit trillions in crushing debt?

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  • Whose fault is it that our younger generations will inherit trillions in crushing debt?

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  • Translation: "get behind our token ... he's our only hope in crushing Obama!"

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  • It might not have been as gut-wrenching as the Villanova shot that knocked the Panthers out of the NCAA Tournament at the brink of the Final Four a year ago, but the 2009-10 season was another that ended in crushing fashion for Pittsburgh.

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  • We experience the ashes of his torched apartment, the snowflakes falling on the corpses Teddy saw when he liberated Dachau, the leaves and rain crushing down from the hurricane that keeps Teddy and Chuck captive on the island.


  • Literally thousands were waiting just outside in crushing lines, but were turned away because security was going much too slowly. —

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  • Avery rushed for a career-high 156 yards, the first Bronco back to top 100 this season, and Boise State piled up 315 yards on the ground in crushing Idaho 45-10 to keep alive its hopes of returning to a BCS bowl.


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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