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crush

noun

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1 a strong but often short-lived liking for another person
  • fondly remembers the crush that she had on a boy one summer long ago

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2 a great number of persons or creatures massed together
  • the huge crush in the store must have far exceeded safety limits

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crush

verb

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1 to cause to become a pulpy mass
  • dark-colored grapes that will be crushed to make red wine

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2 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force
  • the government is doing everything to crush the latest guerrilla uprising

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3 to reduce to fine particles
  • crushed the baby's medicine tablet and mixed it with applesauce

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4 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
  • the terrible news of her death simply crushed the entire family

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5 to apply external pressure on so as to force out the juice or contents of
  • after crushing the grapes, let the skins soak in the juice in order to extract some color

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6 to fit (people or things) into a tight space
  • the desperate refugees were crushed into the back of the truck

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7 to put one's arms around and press tightly
  • she tearfully crushed the child to her breast

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Noun

crowd, throng, horde, crush, mob mean an assembled multitude. crowd implies a close gathering and pressing together. a crowd gathered throng and horde suggest movement and pushing. a throng of reporters a horde of shoppers crush emphasizes the compactness of the group, the difficulty of individual movement, and the attendant discomfort. a crush of fans mob implies a disorderly crowd with the potential for violence. an angry mob

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