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present tense third-person singular of crush
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as in mashes
to cause to become a pulpy mass dark-colored grapes that will be crushed to make red wine

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as in squeezes
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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as in stuffs
to fit (people or things) into a tight space the desperate refugees were crushed into the back of the truck

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crushes

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noun

plural of crush
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as in passions
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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“Crushes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crushes. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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