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crush

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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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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

crush

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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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sit on

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3 to reduce to fine particles
  • crushed the babyʼs 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 oneʼs arms around and press tightly
  • she tearfully crushed the child to her breast
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