English Synonyms and Antonyms
To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.
Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.
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crushed leather, crushnoun
leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
crush, jam, pressnoun
a dense crowd of people
pressing, insistency, puppy love, military press, closet, calf love, electronic jamming, pickle, press, imperativeness, kettle of fish, infatuation, public press, mechanical press, hole, wardrobe, mess, fix, pressure, compaction, insistence, printing press, crunch, muddle, crushed leather, jam, jamming
puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuationnoun
temporary love of an adolescent
crush, crunch, compactionverb
the act of crushing
oppress, suppress, crushverb
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
"The government oppresses political activists"
repress, bottle up, squelch, oppress, beat, stamp down, inhibit, break down, persecute, suppress, vanquish, squeeze, demolish, shell, trounce, mash, conquer, squash, beat out, curb, jam, subdue, smash
squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeverb
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
"crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
comminute, twitch, suppress, vanquish, pressure, squish, grind, romance, rack, quell, twinge, splash, dally, hale, beat, press, jam, smash, wring, flirt, force, embrace, crunch, trounce, coquette, shove, thrust, chat up, demolish, butterfly, compress, hug, beat out, tweet, slop, mash, quench, contract, compact, extort, stuff, squeeze, squash, philander, bosom, pinch, coquet, break down, slosh, coerce, oppress, wedge, squelch, bray, constrict, splosh, gouge, shell
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishverb
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
tucker out, reproof, wash up, chide, thump out, mystify, pound, tap out, lash, mash, call on the carpet, ticktack, reprimand, pulsate, amaze, thump, flog, smash, stick, beat up, beat, trounce, outfox, thrum, husk, jam, slash, berate, lecture, strap, dumbfound, stupefy, exhaust, overreach, flap, rag, blast, oppress, outwit, bewilder, dress down, squelch, squeeze, scramble, remonstrate, flummox, vanquish, get, perplex, whip, outsmart, baffle, jaw, rebuke, pose, vex, call down, suppress, lambast, circumvent, work over, chew up, bunk, gravel, drum, squash, chew out, take to task, welt, break down, puzzle, lather, bawl out, quiver, tucker, lambaste, demolish, ticktock, beat out, have words, scold, shell, tick, nonplus
break into small pieces
"The car crushed the toy"
crush, smash, demolishverb
humiliate or depress completely
"She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
vanquish, pulverise, bang up, squelch, trounce, beat, break down, ruin, dash, demolish, oppress, suppress, break, smash up, destroy, pulverize, squeeze, nail, bankrupt, mash, boom, squash, beat out, shell, jam, blast, smash
crush or bruise
"jam a toe"
vanquish, mob, wad, pile, squelch, oppress, demolish, beat, smash, mash, obturate, pack, break down, chock up, close up, block, impede, obstruct, squeeze, cram, jampack, ram, trounce, suppress, throng, squash, beat out, shell, jam, occlude
break down, crushverb
"Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
vanquish, decompose, analyze, conk out, beat, fail, snap, suppress, go bad, tumble, break up, trounce, smash, give way, collapse, demolish, beat out, analyse, break, give out, crumble, go, squash, squeeze, crumple, die, dissect, break down, mash, oppress, take apart, lose it, squelch, jam, shell
become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
"The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
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How to use crush in a sentence?
I had a crush Florence Henderson when I was younger, i would love to meet Marcia but I would prefer mom.
They demonstrated commanding spirit to the world and resolve to crush the enemy's reckless provocation through the successful combined flyover. We will further develop the relationship of cooperation to support peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the world.
Testing, tracing, treatment, mask-wearing, isolation, separation, sanitation all of those things because the sooner we do that and the sooner we have a vaccine, the sooner we crush the virus, i hope it would be an incentive for people to follow science.
I think he will continue with Abdullah's reforms. He realises the importance of this. He's not conservative in person, but he values the opinion of the conservative constituency of the country, king Abdullah was willing to challenge the conservatives, but not to crush them. Salman respected the status quo. He wanted reform but was very much connected to the tribal mentality, the conservative nature of his constituency.
If you go 150 years from now and we've had great success, that's not a number that's even thought to be affordable, it'll kill millions of jobs. It'll crush the dreams of the poorest Americans and disproportionately harm minority communities. I will not stand for it. We will defend the environment, but we will also defend American sovereignty, American prosperity, and we will defend American jobs.
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- увлечение, смачквам, смачкване, съкрушавам, потискам, раздробявамBulgarian
- drtit, rozdrtit, rozbítCzech
- tu, toEwe
- olla pihkassa, puristus, rusentaa, murskautua, nujertaa, liiskata, ihastus, jauhaa, murskaus, musertua, hienontaa, musertaa, murskataFinnish
- béguin, écrabouiller, écraser, amourette, concasser, barricade, avoir le béguin, s'écraserFrench
- pronnScottish Gaelic
- הידלקות, מחץHebrew
- cotta, ressa, calca, prendersi una cottaItalian
- korotē, whēkeMāori
- pletten, vergruizelen, vermorzelen, vermalen, overweldigen, verpletteren, dranghek, stormloop, overrompeling, bevlieging, verdrukkenDutch
- knuse, sammentrykke, sammenpresse, finknuse, knusesNorwegian
- choque, colisão, moer, paixonite, dominar, amassar, triturar, esmagar, pulverizar, esmigalhar, subjugar, vencerPortuguese
- pulveriza, măcinaRomanian
- дроби́ть, разда́вливание, увлече́ние, пы́лкая любо́вь, дави́ть, подавля́ть, влюбляться, разда́вливать, да́вка, влюбленностьRussian
- mala, trängsel, krossa, förälskelseSwedish
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