verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an intense but usually short-lived infatuation with someone.
- the object of such an infatuation: Who's your latest crush?
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Idioms for crush
Origin of crush
synonym study for crush
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Example sentences from the Web for crush
Opting for devices that are made to handle the crush will be a life-saver.
The rail service often brings in extra workers to manage the crush of passengers at Union Station, but this year will be different.Planning on Thanksgiving holiday travel? Many in the D.C. area are staying put.|Lori Aratani|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Someone’s anatomy also doesn’t determine who they might have a crush on or fall in love with.
Some of the workers who tested positive in October and have since recovered came back to work last week to help contend with the crush of absentee votes.‘We will not allow anyone to stop us’: Day and night, under historic scrutiny, the nation’s vote counters carried on|Amy Gardner, Reis Thebault, Hannah Knowles, Michelle Lee|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Sometimes we develop a crush on an attractive person who seems absolutely perfect right up until the first or second date, when the person reveals that what we thought was confidence and charisma was egotism and bullying.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart|Laura Erickson|November 6, 2020|Popular Science
The train was already in motion as she tried to step inside, and her body was crushed beneath it.
Tank Battle Jeep Guard Crush -- some editorial changes and the removal of all blood when the guards are crushed by the tank.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Marshal at his side, Richard crushed Philip and his armies.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame|William O’Connor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once a girl's self-esteem is crushed, the effects are far reaching and long lasting.To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls|Michele Moloney-Kitts|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A couple hundred years ago, of course, the church or state could have just crushed such a heterodox movement.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico|Michael Schulson|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The young man smiled at the girl, as he crushed up the notes and stuffed them into his pocket.
"I am sorry," she replied instead, not saying a word about the poor little toes which the pretty pink lady had crushed.
By one bold charge they must have crushed the defenders, if by sheer weight of numbers alone.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Babeuf and Darthe, the principal leaders were secured and executed, which completely crushed the Jacobin power.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
A tidal wave rolls landward, and twenty thousand human beings are drowned, or crushed to death.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for crush (1 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
- an infatuationshe had a crush on him
- the person with whom one is infatuated
Derived forms of crushcrushable, adjectivecrushability, nouncrusher, noun
Word Origin for crush
British Dictionary definitions for crush (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with crush
see have a crush on.