Textual thesaurus for "crush"

(noun) crunch, compaction

the act of crushing

(noun) infatuation, calf love, puppy love

temporary love of an adolescent

(noun) jam, press

a dense crowd of people

(noun) crushed leather

leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

(verb) trounce, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

(verb) break down

make ineffective

Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination

(verb) jam

crush or bruise

jam a toe

(verb) mash, squash, squeeze, squelch

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

crush an aluminum can; squeeze a lemon

(verb) demolish, smash

humiliate or depress completely

She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation; The death of her son smashed her

(verb) suppress, oppress

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

The government oppresses political activists