crush

crush
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. press, mash, squash, squeeze, bruise; overcome, conquer, vanquish, subdue, quell, overwhelm, suppress, blot out; shame, disconcert. See contraction, destruction, powderiness, humility. — n. press, pressure; crowd; slang, infatuation, thing. See assemblage, love.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To break into small pieces]
Syn. smash, pulverize, pound, grind; see break 2 , grind 1 .
2. [To press so as to injure or break]
Syn. press, mash, crumple, squash; see damage 1 , mash , press 1 .
3. [To defeat utterly]
Syn. overwhelm, beat down, force down, annihilate; see defeat 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at beat .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
infatuation, *puppy love, fancy, passion, fondness, liking, *the hots.
II
v.
1. mash squash, press, compress, squeeze, pulverize, crunch, powder, *squish, grind, granulate, trample.
2. defeat overpower, overwhelm, vanquish, obliterate, humiliate, *blow away, subdue, conquer, squelch, beat down.
ANT.: 2. surrender, lose, bow down
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To press forcefully so as to break up into a pulpy mass: mash, mush, pulp, squash. See HELP. 2. To break up into tiny particles: bray, granulate, grind, mill, powder, pulverize, triturate. See HELP. 3. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight: choke off, extinguish, put down, quash, quell, quench, squash, squelch, suppress. Idiom: put the lid on. See CONTINUE, WIN. 4. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat: annihilate, drub, overpower, overwhelm, smash, steamroller, thrash, trounce, vanquish. Informal: massacre, wallop. Slang: clobber, cream, shellac, smear. See WIN. 5. To impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of: break, destroy, overwhelm, ruin. See HELP. 6. To affect deeply or completely, as with emotion: engulf, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, prostrate. See AFFECT. 7. To act on with a steady pushing force: crowd, press. See PUSH. 8. To extract from by applying pressure: express, press, squeeze. See TIGHTEN. II noun 1. An enormous number of persons gathered together: crowd, drove, flock, horde, mass, mob, multitude, press, ruck1, swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. 2. Informal. An extravagant, short-lived romantic attachment: infatuation. See EXCITE, SEX.

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