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Overview of noun crush

The noun crush has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) crushed leather, crush

(leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated)

2. crush, jam, press

(a dense crowd of people)

3. puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuation

(temporary love of an adolescent)

4. crush, crunch, compaction

(the act of crushing)


Overview of verb crush

The verb crush has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (4) oppress, suppress, crush

(come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists")

2. (3) squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze

(to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon")

3. (3) beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

(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")

4. (2) crush

(break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy")

5. crush, smash, demolish

(humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her")

6. jam, crush

(crush or bruise; "jam a toe")

7. break down, crush

(make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination")

8. crush

(become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall")

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