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Adjective
That crushes
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“The news came as a crushing blow.”
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Exerting influence in an oppressive manner
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Characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
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Liable to humiliate, degrade, shame or embarrass someone
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Making despondent or depressive
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Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding
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Jolting
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Vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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Very great in amount, size, intensity or degree
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An instance of winning or having success
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The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
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The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
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The act, process or result of causing significant damage to something
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The crime of killing by strangling
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Comminuted fracture
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Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something
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An abrupt or violent removal of a group of people
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Demoralisation or demoralization
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The act of compressing, or the state of being compressed
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The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
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Annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated
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A state of being forced into a small or restricted space
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(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
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Present participle for to crush into fine particles
“Using a mortar and pestle, crush the pepper leaving it fairly coarse.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to force into a narrow or tight space
“We would crush ourselves into a tiny motel room.”
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Present participle for to hug, hold or embrace tightly
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“He just wanted to crush her tight in his arms to keep her fears at bay.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for think about seriously
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Present participle for cause displeasure
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Present participle for to cause significant damage or destruction to
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Present participle for to crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
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Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for to discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage
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Present participle for to press or crush noisily or be pressed or crushed noisily
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Present participle for to collide forcefully with something
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(of a shoe) Present participle for to hurt (a foot) by being too tight
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Present participle for upset, distress someone
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Present participle for to crowd into
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Present participle for comment negatively
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Present participle for to chew, grip or tear at something edible with one's teeth
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Present participle for to separate into pieces as a result of a collision, blow, shock, or strain
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Present participle for to stop flow through a vessel
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Present participle for quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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Present participle for to make forceful contact with something
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Present participle for mix by pressing
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Present participle for bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
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Present participle for to analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
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Present participle for walk over a long distance wearily or reluctantly
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Present participle for to collapse inward or downward
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Present participle for to load, or be loaded, heavily with
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Present participle for to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Present participle for to draw or make tight or taut
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