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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crush·ing, a. That crushes; overwhelming. “The blow must be quick and crushing.”

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

      adj : physically or spiritually devastating; often used in
            combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection";
            "bone-crushing" [syn: devastating]
      n : forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;
          "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the
          rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent" [syn: suppression,
           quelling, stifling]