In the year since, protests have been crushed and thousands of people jailed.
Surrounded, Richard fought on ferociously until his skull was crushed by a halberd.
Mitt Romney crushed Newt Gingrich not with charm or wit or eloquence.
crushed police cars were lined up along the side of the road.
True, the government might not have crushed the peaceful uprising with overwhelming violence.
To change position might have crushed her now that she had left her hiding place.
They've just brought an hombre with a crushed leg into the hospital.
So the eight other carriages hung down and crushed into each other.
If you touch the leaves, they escape; but when crushed no blood comes from them.
Rosie, dazed and crushed, stood where she was until the car disappeared.
mid-14c., from Old French cruissir (Modern French écraser), variant of croissir "to gnash (teeth), crash, break," perhaps from Frankish *krostjan "to gnash" (cf. Gothic kriustan, Old Swedish krysta "to gnash"). Figurative sense of "to humiliate, demoralize" is c.1600. Related: Crushed; crushing. Italian crosciare, Catalan cruxir, Spanish crujirare "to crack" are Germanic loan-words.
1590s, "act of crushing," from crush (v.). Meaning "thick crowd" is from 1806. Sense of "person one is infatuated with" is first recorded 1884; to have a crush on is from 1913.