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Idioms about 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”

synonym study for crush

2. See break.

OTHER WORDS FROM crush

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How to use crush in a sentence

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with crush

crush

see have a crush on.

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