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Synonyms for crush

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crushed leather, crush(noun)

    leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

    puppy love, crushed leather, jam, calf love, press, compaction, crunch, infatuation

  2. crush, jam, press(noun)

    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

  3. puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuation(noun)

    temporary love of an adolescent

    puppy love, crushed leather, jam, calf love, press, compaction, crunch, infatuation

  4. crush, crunch, compaction(verb)

    the act of crushing

    densification, puppy love, crushed leather, jam, compression, calf love, concretion, press, compaction, crunch, infatuation

  5. oppress, suppress, crush(verb)

    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

  6. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze(verb)

    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

  7. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish(verb)

    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

  8. crush(verb)

    break into small pieces

    "The car crushed the toy"

    beat out, oppress, demolish, squeeze, jam, shell, vanquish, trounce, squelch, mash, squash, break down, smash, beat, suppress

  9. crush, smash, demolish(verb)

    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

  10. jam, crush(verb)

    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

  11. break down, crush(verb)

    make ineffective

    "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

  12. crush(verb)

    become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure

    "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"

    beat out, oppress, demolish, squeeze, jam, shell, vanquish, trounce, squelch, mash, squash, break down, smash, beat, suppress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crush

    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.

    bankrupt, break, burst, cashier, crack, demolish, destroy, fracture, rend, rive, rupture, sever, shatter, shiver, smash, split, sunder, transgress

    attach, bind, fasten, join, mend, secure, solder, unite, weld

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crush

    pulverize, triturate, pound, bray, crumble, overpower, demolish

    consolidate, compact, cake, solidify, compress, amalgamate, upraise, stabilitate, aggrandize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crush(v. a.)

    compress, squeeze, bruise, contuse

  2. crush(v. a.)

    break, crumble, disintegrate, comminute, bray, CRAZE

  3. crush(v. a.)

    demolish, break down

  4. crush(v. a.)

    overpower, overcome, overwhelm, subdue, quell, conquer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crush(n)

    compression, pressure, crowd

  2. crush(v)

    overpower, vanquish, quell, subdue, conquer, suppress, squeeze, press, compress

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How to use crush in a sentence?

  1. Somalia Nick Kay:

    But scaling back now will crush the hopes of millions of Somalis, endanger peace and security in the Horn of Africa and East Africa, bolster violent extremism globally and risk a renewed exodus of refugees, reducing effort should not be an option.

  2. Witness Guy Martin:

    It was a heart-shaking, ribcage-shaking noise, the most terrifying thing is that crush of people.

  3. Karim Sadjadpour:

    The forces of darkness remain pretty firmly entrenched, we shouldn't underestimate the Iranian population's will for change or underestimate the means of the Iranian regime to crush change seekers.

  4. Christina Aguilera:

    I know Ryan [Gosling] pretty much... he did have a crush on Britney, she [Spears] must be regretting that.

  5. Loren D. Estleman:

    It is the supreme tragedy of the human condition that we are so quick to crush the beauty from the butterflies in our mist.

Translations for crush

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  • سحقArabic
  • увлечение, смачквам, потискам, смачкване, раздробявам, съкрушавамBulgarian
  • drtit, rozdrtit, rozbítCzech
  • SchwarmGerman
  • to, tuEwe
  • aplastamientoSpanish
  • murskata, musertaa, jauhaa, murskautua, musertua, murskaus, rusentaa, liiskata, hienontaa, nujertaa, olla pihkassa, puristus, ihastusFinnish
  • écrabouiller, s'écraser, avoir le béguin, béguin, écraser, concasser, barricade, amouretteFrench
  • pronnScottish Gaelic
  • הידלקות, מחץHebrew
  • calca, ressa, cotta, prendersi una cottaItalian
  • לִמְחוֹץHebrew
  • ときめきJapanese
  • whēke, korotēMāori
  • pletten, vermalen, vermorzelen, overweldigen, bevlieging, overrompeling, stormloop, dranghek, verpletteren, vergruizelen, verdrukkenDutch
  • sammenpresse, finknuse, knuse, knuses, sammentrykkeNorwegian
  • paixonite, amassar, triturar, subjugar, vencer, esmigalhar, pulverizar, esmagar, dominar, moer, choque, colisãoPortuguese
  • chanqayQuechua
  • pulveriza, măcinaRomanian
  • разда́вливание, увлече́ние, пы́лкая любо́вь, дави́ть, дроби́ть, подавля́ть, да́вка, влюбленность, разда́вливать, влюблятьсяRussian
  • zatreskanostSerbo-Croatian
  • förälskelse, mala, trängsel, krossaSwedish
  • ஈர்ப்புTamil
  • کچلنےUrdu

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