Definition and Meanings for crushes

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Crushes is ranked 8,268 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of crushes

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of crushes

oe. cruschen, crousshen, of. cruisir, croissir, fr. ll. cruscire, prob. of ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to sw. krysta to squeeze, dan. kryste, icel. kreysta

Meaning of crushes


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
  • to reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
  • to overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
  • to oppress or burden grievously.
  • to overcome completely; to subdue totally.
  • to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch.

as intransitive verb

  • to be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.

as noun

  • a violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
  • violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
  • No antonyms for crushes

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