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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Idioms for crush

    crush it, Informal. to do something very well and with enthusiasm.

Origin of crush

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English cruschen, crusshen, from Middle French croi(s)sir, cruisir “to gnash one's teeth, make a crashing or cracking sound, crackle, rustle, smash,” Medieval Latin cruscīre “to crackle,” from Germanic; compare Gothic kriustan “to crunch, grind,” Old Swedish krusa, krosa “to crush,” krȳsta “to gnash (one's teeth),” Middle Low German krossen “to crush”
2. See break.
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British Dictionary definitions for crush (1 of 2)

/ (krʌʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)


crushable, adjectivecrushability, nouncrusher, noun
C14: from Old French croissir, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic kriustan to gnash; see crunch

British Dictionary definitions for crush (2 of 2)

/ (krʌʃ) /


vet science a construction designed to confine and limit the movement of an animal, esp a large or dangerous animal, for examination or to perform a procedure on it
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Idioms and Phrases with crush


see have a crush on.

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