crush
noun.
leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
noun.
a dense crowd of people
Synonym: press, jam
noun.
temporary love of an adolescent
noun.
the act of crushing
Synonym: compaction, crunch
verb.
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
The government oppresses political activists
Synonym: oppress, suppress
verb.
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
crush an aluminum can|squeeze a lemon
verb.
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
verb.
break into small pieces
The car crushed the toy
verb.
humiliate or depress completely
She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation|The death of her son smashed her
Synonym: smash
verb.
crush or bruise
jam a toe
Synonym: jam
verb.
make ineffective
Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
Synonym: break down
verb.
become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
The plastic bottle crushed against the wall