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To crush into fine particles
“Using a mortar and pestle, crush the pepper leaving it fairly coarse.”
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To crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
“Then, simply squeeze as hard as you can to crush the apple.”
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To force into a narrow or tight space
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“We would crush ourselves into a tiny motel room.”
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To hug, hold or embrace tightly
“He just wanted to crush her tight in his arms to keep her fears at bay.”
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To violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
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“Conan believed it was best to crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentations of the women.”
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To beat, or defeat, convincingly
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“Roper proceeded to crush Conklin in the ring after taking offense to being embarrassed on national television.”
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To dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
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“Such things didn't happen, and if she started to believe in them, the disappointment would crush her.”
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To shame or humiliate someone
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“Because hearing her say those words would crush him and hurt his pride.”
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To cause to be creased or wrinkled
“The journey would crush the clothes in my suitcase, necessitating that they be re-ironed.”
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To ruin or put an end to something
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Destroy or severely damage by tearing or crushing
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To collide forcefully with something
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To upset or distress someone
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To crush by being too tight, such as a foot by a shoe
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To overwhelm with large amounts or quantities
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To belittle or express disapproval of
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To chew, grip or tear at something edible with one's teeth
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Quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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Mix by pressing
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To move clumsily or ploddingly
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To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly
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To analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
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To collapse inward or downward
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To load, or be loaded, heavily with
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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A crowd of people pressed closely together
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“The drunken crush of merrymakers swayed the curious crowd back and forth.”
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A brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable
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“Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?”
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A drink made from the juice of pressed fruit
“Pour some orange and raspberry crush into the molds.”
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The act of idolizing, adoring or worshiping, especially to excess
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A forceful collision of two things
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A compulsive or irrational preoccupation
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The person on whom one has a crush (infatuation)
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A group of people sharing a common or social interest
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A soft mass made by crushing a substance into a pulp, sometimes with the addition of liquid
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An act of squeezing something
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Sudden and uncontrollable fear or anxiety
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A sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals
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A series of severe measures to restrict undesirable or illegal people or behaviour
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