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  1. powerful or constricting enough to crush one's bones: a bone-crushing handshake.
  2. extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.: a bone-crushing mortgage.

Origin of bone-crushing

First recorded in 1670–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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