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Definition 1: the act of crushing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) applying pressure

(... is a kind of crush ) the act of grinding to a powder or dust

Definition 2: temporary love of an adolescent - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

"his love for his work" "children need a lot of love"

Definition 3: a dense crowd of people - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) a large number of things or people considered together

"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

(... is a kind of crush ) a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move

Definition 4: leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

Definition 5: break into small pieces - [verb of change]

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car crushed the toy

(crush is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(... is a kind of crush ) break up into small pieces for food preparation

"bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

Definition 6: become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure - [verb of change]

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plastic bottle crushed against the wall

(crush is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

Definition 7: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict - [verb of competition]

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
  • We beat the competition
  • Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

(... is a kind of crush ) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

"We licked the other team on Sunday!"

(... is a kind of crush ) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

"Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"

(... is a kind of crush ) overcome by superior force

(... is a kind of crush ) to fight better than; get the better of

"the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs" "The French forces outfought the Germans"

(... is a kind of crush ) get the better of

"the goal was to best the competition"

(... is a kind of crush ) get on top of; deal with successfully

"He overcame his shyness"

(... is a kind of crush ) be or do something to a greater degree

"her performance surpasses that of any other student I know" "She outdoes all other athletes" "This exceeds all my expectations" "This car outperforms all others in its class"

(... is a kind of crush ) excel or defeat in a game

"The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"

(... is a kind of crush ) defeat someone through trickery or deceit

(... is a kind of crush ) be there first

"They had gotten the jump on their competitors"

(... is a kind of crush ) defeat disastrously

(... is a kind of crush ) overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

"Heart disease can get the best of us"

(... is a kind of crush ) beat overwhelmingly

(... is a kind of crush ) defeat thoroughly

"He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

(... is a kind of crush ) remove from a contest or race

"The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"

(... is a kind of crush ) beat easily

"The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship"

(... is a kind of crush ) score more points than one's opponents

(... is a kind of crush ) make defenseless

(crush implies ...) be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

"He won the Gold Medal in skating" "Our home team won" "Win the game"

(crush has a similar meaning as ...) beat through cleverness and wit

"I beat the traffic" "She outfoxed her competitors"

Definition 8: make ineffective - [verb of competition]

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 9: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition - [verb of contact]

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crush an aluminum can
  • squeeze a lemon

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

(... is a kind of crush ) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

"wring the towels"

(... is a kind of crush ) crush or grind with a heavy instrument

"stamp fruit extract the juice"

(... is a kind of crush ) crush with a steamroller as if to level

"steamroller the road"

(... is a kind of crush ) crush as if by treading on

"tread grapes to make wine"

(... is a kind of crush ) crush together or collapse

"In the accident, the cars telescoped" "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"

Definition 10: crush or bruise - [verb of contact]

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • jam a toe

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

"I bruised my knee"

Definition 11: humiliate or depress completely - [verb of emotion]

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation
  • The death of her son smashed her

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(crush is a kind of ...) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Samples where crush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government oppresses political activists

Synonyms for crush in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of crush ) put down by force or intimidation

"The government quashes any attempt of an uprising" "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently" "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

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