- n leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
- n a dense crowd of people
- n temporary love of an adolescent
- n the act of crushing
- v come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
- v to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
crush an aluminum can
- v come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- v break into small pieces
The car crushed the toy
- v humiliate or depress completely
She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation
- v crush or bruise
- v make ineffective
- v become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
The plastic bottle crushed against the wall
- As the dictator crushed the uprising with a heavy hand, the cities and towns were left littered with blood and gore.
- As Nicholas, the rising star, emerged from the stage door, there was a crush to get his autograph.
- Gary crushed Tim in the finals of the Grand Slam championship, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.
- Tony Blair in International Herald Tribune
The Iraqi capital has suffered from what Blair called an "orgy of terrorism unleashed upon it in order to crush any possibility of it functioning."
- President Bush in AFP
Bush warned that support for Hamas, which seized Gaza from Abbas backers on June 15, would be a victory for the militant group's "foreign sponsors" in Syria and Iran and "would crush the possibility of a Palestinian state."
- Ryan Seacrest in Washington Post
Seacrest, a little stricken, responded: "I knew you were going to come and you were going to crush me."