- an intense but usually short-lived infatuation with someone.
- the object of such an infatuation: Who's your latest crush?
Idioms about crush
Origin of crush
synonym study for crush
OTHER WORDS FROM crush
How to use crush in a sentence
In a category that’s convoluted to begin with, this crush to buy is confusing would-be consumers, most of whom have resort skiing knowledge but might be entirely new to the backcountry.
Over the next few decades, I maintained a kind of low-grade secret crush on surfing, the sort I once had on an older woman who worked at a hip coffee shop in my college town.
Hannah loves Johnny, but she definitely has a crush on Gabby.One Good Thing: The future is uncertain. This graphic novel gave me hope anyway.|Alissa Wilkinson|January 1, 2021|Vox
That includes a bridge, forest, a coach bus, pumphouses, a rock-crusher house, and a pickup truck.
But the millennium saw the last of the truly fat rappers: Gift of Gab, J-Live, Bone Crusher, and Fatman Scoop.Where Have All the Fat Rappers Gone? Or, How Hip-Hop Lost All the Weight.|Emilia Petrarca|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The plan, however, remains in use to this day in many mines, and is frequently spoken of under the name of quartz-crusher.
A crushing machine, now called "quartz-crusher," also formed part of this additional order.
And so this last greatest calamity suddenly dealt out to him by the terrible King James was a crusher.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
He heard the clatter of concrete mixers, the raucous grind of the crusher, the scream of donkey engines and the shouts of foremen.Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow
The cogs emitted a grating, crunching sound, as of quartz in a stone-crusher, and then subsided.Bizarre|Lawton Mackall
British Dictionary definitions for crush (1 of 2)
- 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)
Other Idioms and Phrases with crush
see have a crush on.