I. verb Etymology: Middle English crusshen, from Anglo-French croissir, croistre, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Low German krossen to crush Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to squeeze or force by pressure so as to alter or destroy structure <
crush grapes
b. to squeeze together into a mass 2. hug, embrace 3. to reduce to particles by pounding or grinding <
crush rock
4. a. to suppress or overwhelm as if by pressure or weight b. to oppress or burden grievously <
crushed by debt
c. to subdue completely <
the rebellion was crushed
5. crowd, push <
were crushed into the elevator
6. archaic drink intransitive verb 1. obsolete crash 2. to become crushed 3. to advance with or as if with crushing • crushable adjectivecrusher nouncrushingly adverb II. noun Date: 1599 1. an act of crushing 2. the quantity of material crushed 3. a. a crowding together (as of people) b. crowd, mob; especially a crowd of people pressing against one another 4. an intense and usually passing infatuation <
have a crush on someone
; also the object of infatuation Synonyms: see crowdcrushproof adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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