crush ( crushes plural & 3rd person present) ( crushing present participle) ( crushed past tense & past participle )
1 verb To crush something means to press it very hard so that its shape is destroyed or so that it breaks into pieces.
Andrew crushed his empty can... V n
Peel and crush the garlic. V n
...crushed ice. V-ed
2 verb To crush a protest or movement, or a group of opponents, means to defeat it completely, usually by force.
The military operation was the first step in a plan to crush the uprising. V n
crushing n-uncount usu N of n
...the violent crushing of anti-government demonstrations.
3 verb If you are crushed by something, it upsets you a great deal.
Listen to criticism but don't be crushed by it. be V-ed
4 verb If you are crushed against someone or something, you are pushed or pressed against them.
We were at the front, crushed against the stage. be V-ed prep
5 n-count A crush is a crowd of people close together, in which it is difficult to move.
Franklin and his thirteen-year-old son somehow got separated in the crush...
6 n-count If you have a crushon someone, you are in love with them but do not have a relationship with them.
INFORMAL usu N on n
She had a crush on you, you know...
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 bray, break, bruise, comminute, compress, contuse, crease, crumble, crumple, crunch, mash, pound, pulverize, rumple, scrumple, smash, squash, squeeze, wrinkle
2 conquer, extinguish, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, put down, quell, stamp out, subdue, vanquish
3 abash, browbeat, chagrin, dispose of, humiliate, mortify, put down (slang) quash, shame
4 embrace, enfold, hug, press, squeeze
5 crowd, huddle, jam, party
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