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crush

verb [T]  us   /krʌʃ/

crush verb [T] (PRESS)

to press something very hard so that it is broken or its shape is destroyed: The package got crushed in the mail. Her car was crushed by a falling tree.

crush verb [T] (SHOCK)

to upset or shock someone badly: I was crushed because I didn't complete the race.

crush verb [T] (DESTROY)

to defeat someone completely: They'll stop at nothing to crush the opposition.

crush

noun  us   /krʌʃ/

crush noun (ATTRACTION)

[C] infml a strong but temporary attraction for someone: She had a crush on Matthew in sixth grade.

crush noun (PRESS)

[U] a crowd of people: I can’t stand the crush of holiday shoppers at the mall.
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