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English definition of “crush”

crush

verb (PRESS)    /krʌʃ/
C2 [T] to press something very hard so that it is broken or its shape is destroyed: The package had been badly crushed in the post. Add three cloves of crushed garlic. His arm was badly crushed in the car accident.Squeezing and grinding [T] to press paper or cloth so that it becomes full of folds and is no longer flat: My dress got all crushed in my suitcase.Making things more or less smooth or straight [T] If people are crushed against other people or things, they are pressed against them: Tragedy struck when several people were crushed to death in the crowd.Squeezing and grinding
(Definition of crush verb (PRESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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