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crush

Synonyms of crush in English:

verb

  • 1 essential oils in the leaves are released when the herbs are crushed or heated
    pulp, mash, macerate, mangle;
    informalsquidge, splat
    North American informalsmush
  • 2 your dress will get crushed
    [Antonyms] smooth out
  • 3 crush the biscuits with a rolling pin crushed stone
    pulverize, pound, grind, break up, smash, shatter, crumble, crunch, splinter;
    technicaltriturate, comminute
    archaicbray, levigate, powderize
    rarekibble
  • 4 he crushed her in his arms
    hug, squeeze, hold tight, clutch;
  • 5 the new regime ruthlessly crushed all popular uprisings
    suppress, put down, quell, quash, squash, stamp out, put an end to, put a stop to, overcome, overpower, defeat, extinguish, vanquish, triumph over, break, bring someone to their knees, repress, subdue
  • 6 the England No 1 was crushed 15–7, 15–6, 15–6
    defeat utterly, beat hollow, win a resounding victory over, drub, rout, give someone a drubbing, overwhelm
    informalhammer, clobber, thrash, paste, give someone a pasting, whip, pound, pulverize, demolish, destroy, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, annihilate, slaughter, murder, massacre, crucify, flatten, turn inside out, run rings around
    British informalstuff, marmalize
    North American informalshellac, blow out, cream, skunk
    US informalown
    [Antonyms] lose, be defeated
  • 7 Alan was crushed by her words
    mortify, humiliate, abash, chagrin, deflate, demoralize, flatten, squash;
    devastate, shatter
    informalput down, shoot down in flames, take down a peg or two, cut down to size, put someone in their place, make someone eat humble pie, settle someone's hash, knock the stuffing out of
    North American informalmake someone eat crow
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  • 1 we were caught up in the crush of people
    crowd, throng, horde, swarm, sea, mass, pack, press, multitude, mob;
    jam, congestion
    archaicrout
  • 2 informal it was just a teenage crush
    infatuation, obsession, love, passion, passing fancy
    raremash
  • 3 lemon crush
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