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Overview of noun crushing

The noun crushing has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling

(forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent")


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")


Overview of adj crushing

The adj crushing has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) crushing, devastating

(physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing")

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