Meaning of “crush” - Learner’s Dictionary

crush

verb [ T ] uk us /krʌʃ/
PRESS

to press something so hard that it is made flat or broken into pieces:

Her car was crushed by a falling tree.
DEFEAT

to defeat someone or something completely:

Government attempts to crush the protests failed.
a crushing defeat

(Definition of “crush verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)