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That crushes
“The news came as a crushing blow.”
Present participle for to reduce to fine particles
“Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.”
Present participle for defeating soundly
“Increasingly repressive measures to crush the rebellion have resulted in a death toll of 1,100 guerrillas, police and civilians over the past four years.”
Present participle for to defeat or humiliate utterly
“I knew he hadn't been there at all, and I thought the disappointment was going to crush me.”
Present participle for deform, pulverize, or force inwards by compressing forcefully
“Then, simply squeeze as hard as you can to crush the apple.”
Present participle for to press or squeeze so as to injure, break, or put out of shape
“Be careful, you're going to crush her dress!”
Present participle for to press between two hard objects
Present participle for to overwhelm by pressure or weight
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