crushed to death

idiom

: killed by being crushed
Several people were crushed to death as the crowd rushed for the exit doors.

Examples of crushed to death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a below-freezing morning in March 2013, Israel Lepe Quezada was crushed to death while working on a dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin. Maryam Jameel, ProPublica, 25 Oct. 2023 The second legend — the worst yet most enduring — is that she was crushed to death while performing an act of bestiality with a horse. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 15 Jan. 2024 Mulder and Scully eventually track Tooms to a Baltimore shopping mall, where the murderous mutant finally meets his demise, crushed to death beneath a moving escalator. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 10 Sep. 2023 In 2017, a 59-year-old man was crushed to death by a forklift at an Amazon warehouse in Plainfield. Caroline O'Donovan, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2023 Nearly 160 revelers were crushed to death in a narrow alleyway in the Itaewon neighborhood, after huge throngs had amassed with no police officers to control them, despite official warnings that the gathering would be unusually large after the end of pandemic restrictions. Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times, 21 Oct. 2023 And one person was crushed to death in Salem as well. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Oct. 2023 In one case, a 17-year-old boy from Mexico was crushed to death while herding cows into an indoor corral on just his 10th day of work. Maryam Jameel, ProPublica, 25 Oct. 2023 In 2021, 10 people were crushed to death and hundreds more were injured at a concert by Mr. Scott at his Astroworld Festival in Houston. Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Crushed to death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crushed%20to%20death. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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