Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crush

4 senses of crush

Sense 1
crushed leather, crush -- (leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated)
       => leather -- (an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning)

Sense 2
crush, jam, press -- (a dense crowd of people)
       => crowd -- (a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers")

Sense 3
puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuation -- (temporary love of an adolescent)
       => love -- (a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love")

Sense 4
crush, crunch, compaction -- (the act of crushing)
       => compression, compressing -- (applying pressure)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crush

8 senses of crush

Sense 1
oppress, suppress, crush -- (come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists")

Sense 2
squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze -- (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon")
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")

Sense 3
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (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")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 4
crush -- (break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

Sense 5
crush, smash, demolish -- (humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her")
       => humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase -- (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")

Sense 6
jam, crush -- (crush or bruise; "jam a toe")
       => bruise, contuse -- (injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee")

Sense 7
break down, crush -- (make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 8
crush -- (become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

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