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Definition 1: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the suppression of heresy
  • the quelling of the rebellion
  • the stifling of all dissent

Synonyms for crushing in the sense of this definition

(crushing is a kind of ...) the act of preventing

"there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

(... is a kind of crushing ) severely repressive actions

Definition 2: physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a crushing blow
  • a crushing rejection
  • bone-crushing

Synonyms for crushing in the sense of this definition

(crushing is similar to ...) causing destruction or much damage

"a policy that is destructive to the economy" "destructive criticism"

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