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Overview of noun crushing

The noun crushing has 1 sense

  • suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling -- (forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent")

Overview of verb crush

The verb crush has 8 senses

  • oppress, suppress, crush -- (come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists")

  • squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze -- (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon")

  • beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

  • crush -- (break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy")

  • crush, smash, demolish -- (humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her")

  • jam, crush -- (crush or bruise; "jam a toe")

  • break down, crush -- (make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination")

  • crush -- (become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall")

Overview of adj crushing

The adj crushing has 1 sense

  • crushing, devastating -- (physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing")