(noun, verb)


1. leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

Definition categories: substance, leather

2. a dense crowd of people

Similar word(s): jam, press

Definition categories: group, crowd

3. temporary love of an adolescent

Similar word(s): infatuation

Definition categories: feeling, love

4. the act of crushing

Similar word(s): compaction, crunch

Definition categories: act, compressing, compression

Sentences with crush as a noun:

- A crush at a reception.


1. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

Similar word(s): oppress, suppress

Definition categories: social

2. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

- crush an aluminum can

Similar word(s): mash, squash, squeeze, squelch

Definition categories: contact, press

3. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Similar word(s): beat, shell, trounce, vanquish

Definition categories: competition, defeat, overcome

4. break into small pieces

- The car crushed the toy

Definition categories: change, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize

5. humiliate or depress completely

- She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation

Similar word(s): smash

Definition categories: emotion, abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify

6. crush or bruise

Similar word(s): jam

Definition categories: contact, bruise, contuse

7. make ineffective

Definition categories: competition, alter, change, modify

8. become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure

- The plastic bottle crushed against the wall

Definition categories: change, break, separate

Sentences with crush as a verb:

- to crush grapes

- Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, crushed, broken or cut. --Lev. xxii.

- to crush quartz

- After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections

- The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.

- an eggshell crushes easily

- She's crushing on him.