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crush

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crush

  1. 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 Synonyms of crush infatuation, mash, passion Words Related to crush fixation, obsession; affection, devotion, fondness, love; craze, fad, rage, vogue

  2. 2 a great number of persons or creatures massed together the huge crush in the store must have far exceeded safety limits Synonyms of crush army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crowd, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngWords Related to crush masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam


crush

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crush

  1. 1 to cause to become a pulpy mass dark-colored grapes that will be crushed to make red wine Synonyms of crush mash, pulp, squash Words Related to crush press, squeeze; beat, pound, powder, pulverize

  2. 2 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force the government is doing everything to crush the latest guerrilla uprising Synonyms of crush clamp down (on), crack down (on), quell, put down, quash, repress, silence, slap down, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppressWords Related to crush douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms of crush abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote

  3. 3 to reduce to fine particles crushed the baby's medicine tablet and mixed it with applesauce Synonyms of crush atomize, beat, bray, comminute, powder, disintegrate, grind, mill, mull, pound, pulverizeWords Related to crush grate, kibble; crumble, crunch; break, bust, dash, fracture, fragment; shatter, smash, splinter; micronize

  4. 4 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress the terrible news of her death simply crushed the entire family Synonyms of crush overwhelm, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, swamp, whelmWords Related to crush deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset

  5. 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 Synonyms of crush press, express, mash, squeezeWords Related to crush ream; pulp, puree (or purée); extract, extrude

  6. 6 to fit (people or things) into a tight space the desperate refugees were crushed into the back of the truck Synonyms of crush cram, crowd, jam, ram, sandwich, shoehorn, squeeze, stuff, wedgeWords Related to crush fill, heap, jam-pack, load, pack

  7. 7 to put one's arms around and press tightly she tearfully crushed the child to her breast Synonyms of crush bear-hug, clasp, embrace, enclasp, enfold, grasp, hug, strainWords Related to crush clamp, cling, cradle, grab, grip, hold; bosom, embosom, encircle, entwine, envelop, enwind; fold, lock, twine, wrap; cuddle, fondle, nestle, nuzzle, pat, pet, snuggle, stroke



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