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English noun: crush

1. crush (substance) leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated


Synonymscrushed leather


Broader (hypernym)leather

2. crush (group) a dense crowd of people


Synonymsjam, press


Broader (hypernym)crowd


Narrower (hyponym)snarl-up, traffic jam

3. crush (feeling) temporary love of an adolescent


Synonymscalf love, infatuation, puppy love


Broader (hypernym)love

4. crush (act) the act of crushing


Synonymscompaction, crunch


Broader (hypernym)compressing, compression


Narrower (hyponym)grind, mill, pulverisation, pulverization


English verb: crush

1. crush (social) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority


SamplesThe government oppresses political activists.


Synonymsoppress, suppress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate

2. crush (contact) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition


SamplesCrush an aluminum can.
Squeeze a lemon.


Synonymsmash, squash, squeeze, squelch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)press


Narrower (hyponym)stamp, steamroller, telescope, tread, wring

3. crush (competition) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict


SamplesAgassi beat Becker in the tennis championship.
We beat the competition.
Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to crush his opponent


Synonymsbeat, beat out, shell, trounce, vanquish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome


Narrower (hyponym)bat, best, cheat, checkmate, chicane, chouse, clobber, cream, drub, eliminate, exceed, get over, get the best, get the jump, have the best, immobilise, immobilize, jockey, lick, master, mate, mop up, outdo, outdo, outfight, outflank, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outplay, outpoint, outscore, outstrip, overcome, overcome, overmaster, overpower, overwhelm, pip, rack up, rout, scoop, screw, shaft, spread-eagle, spreadeagle, subdue, surmount, surmount, surpass, thrash, trump, walk over, whip, whomp, worst


Entailwin


Verb groupbeat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach

4. crush (change) break into small pieces


SamplesThe car crushed the toy.


ExamplesThey crush the glass tubes


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize


Narrower (hyponym)bruise

5. crush (emotion) humiliate or depress completely


SamplesShe was crushed by his refusal of her invitation.
The death of her son smashed her.


ExamplesThe bad news will crush him


Synonymsdemolish, smash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify

6. crush (contact) crush or bruise


SamplesJam a toe.


Synonymsjam


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bruise, contuse

7. crush (competition) make ineffective


SamplesMartin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination.


Synonymsbreak down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

8. crush (change) become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure


SamplesThe plastic bottle crushed against the wall.


ExamplesThe glass tubes crush


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up









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