Synonyms for crush

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : kruhsh
Phonetic Transcription : krʌʃ

Top 10 synonyms for crush Other synonyms for the word crush

Définition of crush

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French cruissir (Modern French écraser), variant of croissir "to gnash (teeth), crash, break," perhaps from Frankish *krostjan "to gnash" (cf. Gothic kriustan, Old Swedish krysta "to gnash"). Figurative sense of "to humiliate, demoralize" is c.1600. Related: Crushed; crushing. Italian crosciare, Catalan cruxir, Spanish crujirare "to crack" are Germanic loan-words.
  • noun crowd of animate beings
  • noun infatuation
  • verb compress, smash
  • verb defeating soundly
  • verb humiliate
Example sentences :
  • Beneath the car of this Juggernaut we must flout our judgments and crush our affections.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • And she seemed about to crush it on the top of the stone balustrade at the edge of the platform.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • That's a kind of human feeling you don't want to crush out in a man.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He was daily worse fed, and as the weeks went by was daily less able to crush a foe.
  • Extract from : « The Biography of a Grizzly » by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • Before, he had looked like a giant; now Wahb felt he could crush him with one paw.
  • Extract from : « The Biography of a Grizzly » by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • However, he still felt able to crush his unfortunate room-mate.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • I will see her, and that when he is not near to crush every loving impulse as it rises.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848 » by Various
  • We have lost (p. 268) the occasion to crush three-fourths of the rebellion.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • All tyrants want to crush reason, from the weak king to the weak father.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • I thought it was just a crush—that I could take it or leave it, you know—but you are different.
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley

Antonyms for crush

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