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1. crush  (noun) 
the act of crushing

  Also known as: crunch, compaction

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grind / mill / pulverization / pulverisation - the act of grinding to a powder or dust

  More Generic:
    compression     compressing

2. crush  (noun) 
temporary love of an adolescent

  Also known as: puppy love, calf love, infatuation

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3. crush  (noun) 
a dense crowd of people

  Also known as: jam, press

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traffic jam / snarl-up - a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move

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4. crush  (noun) 
leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

  Also known as: crushed leather

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5. crush  (verb) 
break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"

  More Specific:
bruise - break up into small pieces for food preparation

  More Generic:
    break up     fragment     fragmentize     fragmentise

6. crush  (verb) 
become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"

  More Generic:
    break     separate     split up     fall apart     come apart

7. crush  (verb) 
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

  Also known as: beat, beat out, shell, trounce, vanquish


  More Specific:
outpoint / outscore - score more points than one''s opponents
walk over - beat easily
eliminate - remove from a contest or race
worst / pip / mop up / whip / rack up - defeat thoroughly
whomp - beat overwhelmingly
spread-eagle / spreadeagle / rout - defeat disastrously
get the jump - be there first
cheat / chouse / shaft / screw / chicane / jockey - defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
surpass / outstrip / outmatch / outgo / exceed / outdo / surmount / outperform - be or do something to a greater degree
outdo / outflank / trump / best / scoop - get the better of
outfight - to fight better than
overpower / overmaster / overwhelm - overcome by superior force
checkmate / mate - place an opponent''s king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
immobilize / immobilise - make defenseless
outplay - excel or defeat in a game
bat / clobber / drub / thrash / lick - beat thoroughly in a competition or fight

  More Generic:
    get the better of     overcome     defeat

  Verb Group:
    outwit     overreach     outsmart     outfox     beat     circumvent

8. crush  (verb) 
make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

  Also known as: break down

  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify

9. crush  (verb) 
crush or bruise; "jam a toe"

  Also known as: jam

  More Generic:
    bruise     contuse

10. crush  (verb) 
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

  Also known as: squash, squelch, mash, squeeze

  More Specific:
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
stamp - crush or grind with a heavy instrument
steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level
tread - crush as if by treading on
telescope - crush together or collapse

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11. crush  (verb) 
humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"

  Also known as: smash, demolish

  More Generic:
    humiliate     mortify     chagrin     humble     abase

12. crush  (verb) 
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one''s authority; "The government oppresses political activists"

  Also known as: oppress, suppress

  More Specific:
repress / quash / keep down / subdue / subjugate / reduce - put down by force or intimidation


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