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British English: /krʌʃ/
American English: /krəʃ/

Translation of crush in Italian:


  • 2 [informal] (infatuation) to have a crush on somebody
    avere una cotta per qualcuno

transitive verb

  • 2 (squash) (deliberately)
    schiacciare (can, fruit, vegetable)
    frantumare (stone)
    tritare (ice)
    (in accident)
    schiacciare (person, vehicle) (against contro)
    schiacciare (part of body)
    to crush something to a powder
    polverizzare qualcosa o ridurre qualcosa in polvere
    to be crushed to death
    (by vehicle) morire investito
    (by masonry) morire schiacciato
  • 4 (clasp) he crushed her to him
    la strinse a sé

intransitive verb

  • 1to crush forward
    precipitarsi in massa verso
    to crush together
    schiacciarsi gli uni contro gli altri o accalcarsi
    to crush into
    ammassarsi o stiparsi in (room, vehicle)
  • 2
    (fabrics, garments)
    sgualcirsi, spiegazzarsi

Phrasal verbs

crush down:

crush [something] down, crush down [something] 1.1 1.2 1.3 [figurative]
annientare (enemy)

crush in:

crush [somebody] in, crush in [somebody]
fare entrare a forza (people)

crush out:

crush [something] out, crush out [something]

crush up:

crush [something] up, crush up [something]
sbriciolare (biscuits)

Definition of crush in:

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