crush

[ kruhsh ]
/ krʌʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become crushed.
to advance with crushing; press or crowd forcibly.

noun

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Origin of crush

1300–50; Middle English crus-chen < Middle French cruisir < Germanic; compare Old Swedish krusa, krosa, Middle Low German krossen to crush

synonym study for crush

2. See break.

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British Dictionary definitions for crush (1 of 2)

crush1
/ (krʌʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of crush

crushable, adjectivecrushability, nouncrusher, noun

Word Origin for crush

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

British Dictionary definitions for crush (2 of 2)

crush2
/ (krʌʃ) /

noun

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

crush

see have a crush on.

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