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

Translation of crush in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (squash)
    we sat crushed together in the back
    nos sentamos apretujados en la parte de atrás
    she crushed the berry between her fingers
    aplastó or estrujó la baya con los dedos
    they managed to crush seven people into the car
    consiguieron meter apretujadas a siete personas en el coche
    she crushed everything into the case
    metió todo apretujado en la maleta
    Example sentences
    • Then I want to pulverize those rocks by crushing each against the other, and that takes every last ounce of power and strength in my soul.
    • Paul crushes all of the pills and puts them into his mother's nightly milk.
    • As such they could be crushed and ground for use, like peppercorns, as well as pressed to make a juice.
    Example sentences
    • The April Uprising was crushed with great cruelty by the Ottoman Army.
    • When this news arrived in Paris on the last day of 1791, it seemed to confirm all that Brissot and his allies had been claiming about a league of despots determined to crush the Revolution.
    • He was then promoted to governor-general, where he asserted his authority, crushing rebellions and suppressing the slave trade.

    crush (up)

    (pound, pulverize)
    crushed ice
  • 2 (subdue)
    he felt utterly crushed
    se sintió completamente abatido
    they succeeded in crushing the bill
    lograron que no se aprobara el proyecto de ley
    the government moved swiftly to crush the rumor
    el gobierno actuó con rapidez para acallar el rumor

intransitive verb

  • (dress/suit)
    do you think we can all crush into the back?
    ¿crees que nos podemos apretujar todos en la parte de atrás?
    Example sentences
    • She looked at the crumpled ticket that was crushed in her hand.
    • He crushed the paper and threw it across the parking lot.
    • She asked, crushing one of the sheets of paper into a ball in frustration.


  • 1 (crowd) (no plural) there was a terrible crush at the bar
    había una aglomeración or un gentío horrible en el bar
    three people were injured in the crush
    tres personas resultaron heridas en el tumulto
    it was a bit of a crush with eight people in the car
    con ocho personas en el coche se estaba un poco apretado
    Example sentences
    • Sadly, most people were caught in a mobile crush as crowds massed from one possible vantage point to another in search of York's secret firework display.
    • The news spread fast and the crowds became a crush within a few hours.
    • He stood on a banked terrace, leaning back against one of the stone walls which he supposed had been built to retain the crush of the crowd.
  • 2 countable (infatuation) [colloquial] to have a crush on somebody
    estar chiflado por alguien [colloquial]
    all the kids had a crush on Miss Spinetti
    todos los niños estaban chiflados por Miss Spinetti
    it's just a schoolboy crush
    solo es un enamoramiento de adolescente
    Example sentences
    • Realizing that you're starting to have a crush on a friend can produce a whole new set of fears and considerations.
    • Or, worse yet, as Nadda feared she might end up having to ask, how can you casually ask a person if they might have a crush on their best friend?
    • I have a crush on a friend who is very near and dear to me.
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