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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Example sentences from the Web for crush
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
The stone was loaded into one-horse dump carts, the driver taking one cart to the crusher while the other was being loaded.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
His ardor overcame him, and, hammer in hand, he swung down into the ore bin underneath the crusher.
Then, after the large chunks were gone, the dust and cleanings should have been put into wheelbarrows and taken over to a crusher.Into the Jaws of Death|Jack O'Brien
These are first crushed or, in case the stems are to be removed, are run through a combined stemmer and crusher.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
He crawled up the ore chute into the bin, and cast a critical gaze upon the rock heaped up close to the crusher.
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.