- an intense but usually short-lived infatuation with someone.
- the object of such an infatuation: Who's your latest crush?
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Because there’s such an enormous crush of ads in Georgia, it’s hard to keep track of all the messaging.A disgusting GOP attack ad shows what’s really at stake in Georgia|Greg Sargent|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Foldable designs with included travel cases are another portable design feature that enables headphones to survive crushes and drops when you’re on the go, but they also free up space in your bag while ensuring that you always know where they are.Best headphones: Get good-quality audio equipment at your budget|PopSci Commerce Team|December 17, 2020|Popular-Science
The following Christmas came amid a crush of Lands’ End catalogues.When my daughter asked if Santa was real, my answer was yes|Vanessa McGrady|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
For example, lots of merchants and retailers began releasing their deals a lot earlier than usual, hoping that getting orders in earlier might help them avoid potential fulfillment problems caused by a crush of online orders.‘We’re getting better at swarming the internet’: What publishers learned from the Cyber 5|Max Willens|December 7, 2020|Digiday
At one point she was sure she would pass out, and she was worried no ambulance would come for her in time because of the crush of calls in the city.In a relentless pandemic, nursing-home workers are worn down and stressed out|Will Englund|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Our mockery of celebworld helps us evade the soul-crushing decadence concealed within.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pro-pipeline Democrats, meanwhile, appeared to be searching desperately for ways to turn a crushing defeat into a moral victory.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater|Ben Jacobs|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“[She] said that at one point I was too heavy, that I was crushing her,” Jonas says.Nick Jonas Is All Grown Up, Clutching His Penis and Everything|Kevin Fallon|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hell, even Tom Brady has admitted to man-crushing on Derek Jeter.The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets|Emily Shire|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the evidence that the “acting white” charge is about scholastics and not the hang of your pants is too crushing to ignore.
With breaking shall the earth be broken, with crushing shall the earth be crushed, with trembling shall the earth be moved.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
That's the crushing kind of repertoire he gives his pupils—so exhaustive and complete in every department.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
On him, and on him alone, falls the crushing onus of responsibility: to be a Corps Commander is child's play in that comparison.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A crushing machine, now called "quartz-crusher," also formed part of this additional order.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
It was a disappointment to the Americans who had looked forward to inflicting a decisive and crushing defeat on the enemy.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
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.