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What is another word for crushes?

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To crush into fine particles
“Using a mortar and pestle, crush the pepper leaving it fairly coarse.”
To crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
“Then, simply squeeze as hard as you can to crush the apple.”
To force into a narrow or tight space
“We would crush ourselves into a tiny motel room.”
To hug, hold or embrace tightly
“He just wanted to crush her tight in his arms to keep her fears at bay.”
To violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
“Conan believed it was best to crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentations of the women.”
To beat, or defeat, convincingly
“Roper proceeded to crush Conklin in the ring after taking offense to being embarrassed on national television.”
To dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
“Such things didn't happen, and if she started to believe in them, the disappointment would crush her.”
To shame or humiliate someone
“Because hearing her say those words would crush him and hurt his pride.”
To cause to be creased or wrinkled
“The journey would crush the clothes in my suitcase, necessitating that they be re-ironed.”
Plural for a crowd of people pressed closely together
“The drunken crush of merrymakers swayed the curious crowd back and forth.”
Plural for a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable
“Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?”
Plural for a drink made from the juice of pressed fruit
“Pour some orange and raspberry crush into the molds.”
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