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Adjective
That crushes
“The news came as a crushing blow.”
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Exerting influence in an oppressive manner
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Liable to humiliate, degrade, shame or embarrass someone
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Making despondent or depressive
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Very shocking or upsetting
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Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding
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Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
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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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A comprehensive defeat in a contest
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The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of 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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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
“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)
“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
“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
“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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