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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crush /ˈkrʌʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crush v. i. To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crush, n.
 1. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
    The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.   --Addison.
 2. Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
 Crush hat, a hat which collapses, and can be carried under the arm, and when expanded is held in shape by springs; hence, any hat not injured by compressing.
 Crush room, a large room in a theater, opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
    Politics leave very little time for the bow window at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the opera at night.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crush v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crushed p. pr. & vb. n. Crushing.]
 1. To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
    Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut.   --Lev. xxii. 24.
    The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall.   --Num. xxii. 25.
 2. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
 3. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
    To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.   --Dryden.
    Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.   --Bryant.
 4. To oppress or burden grievously.
    Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.   --Deut. xxviii. 33.
 5. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
    Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels.   --Sir. W. Scott.
 To crush a cup, to drink. [Obs.]
 To crush out. (a) To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from grapes. (b) To overcome or destroy completely; to suppress.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated [syn: crushed
      2: a dense crowd of people [syn: jam, press]
      3: temporary love of an adolescent [syn: puppy love, calf
         love, infatuation]
      4: the act of crushing [syn: crunch, compaction]
      v 1: come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;
           "The government oppresses political activists" [syn: oppress,
      2: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or
         condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
         [syn: squash, squelch, mash, squeeze]
      3: 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" [syn: beat, beat out, shell, trounce, vanquish]
      4: break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
      5: humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his
         refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed
         her" [syn: smash, demolish]
      6: crush or bruise; "jam a toe" [syn: jam]
      7: make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down
         racial discrimination" [syn: break down]
      8: become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The
         plastic bottle crushed against the wall"