Crush

Definition of Crush

Pronunciation: krŭsh
v. t.1.To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
[imp. & p. p. Crushed (krŭsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crushing.]
Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut.
- Lev. xxii. 24.
The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall.
- Num. xxii. 25.
2.To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
3.To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
- Dryden.
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.
- Bryant.
4.To oppress or burden grievously.
Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.
- Deut. xxviii. 33.
5.To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels.
- Sir. W. Scott.
6.to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch.
To crush a cup
to drink.
To crush out
a - To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from grapes.
b - To overcome or destroy completely; to suppress.
v. i.1.To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.
n.1.A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
- Addison.
2.Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
Crush hat
a hat which collapses, and can be carried under the arm, and when expanded is held in shape by springs; hence, any hat not injured by compressing.
Crush room
a large room in a theater, opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
Politics leave very little time for the bow window at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the opera at night.
- Macaulay.

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