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Dictionary definition for: Crush

1. (n) leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

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

3. (n) a dense crowd of people

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

5. (n) temporary love of an adolescent

6. (v) 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"

7. (n) the act of crushing

8. (v) break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"

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

10. (v) crush or bruise; "jam a toe"

11. (v) make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

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

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