Crushing
Crushing Crush"ing, a. That crushes; overwhelming. ``The blow must be quick and crushing.'' --Macualay. [1913 Webster]

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  • crushing — adjective 1 very hard to deal with, and making you lose hope and confidence: the crushing burden of debt | crushing blow (=something that makes you lose hope and confidence): Failing his final exams was a crushing blow. | crushing defeat: his… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • crushing — crush|ing [ˈkrʌʃıŋ] adj [usually before noun] 1.) very hard to deal with, and making you lose hope and confidence ▪ The Eighth Army had suffered a crushing defeat . ▪ Failing his final exams was a crushing blow (=made him lose hope and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crushing — crush|ing [ krʌʃıŋ ] adjective 1. ) complete and achieved very easily: a crushing defeat/victory 2. ) very severe: a crushing blow: It s a crushing blow for the president s foreign policy. 3. ) criticizing someone or something very severely: a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crushing — [[t]krʌ̱ʃɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) A crushing defeat, burden, or disappointment is a very great or severe one. ...since their crushing defeat in the local elections. ...a crushing burden of debt... His loss would be a crushing blow to… …   English dictionary

  • crushing — UK [ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] / US adjective 1) complete and achieved very easily a crushing defeat/victory 2) very severe a crushing blow: It s a crushing blow for the president s foreign policy. 3) criticizing someone or something very severely a crushing reply …   English dictionary

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