Pronunciation: (krush),[key] —v.t. 1. to press or squeeze with a force that destroys or deforms.
2. to squeeze or pound into small fragments or particles, as ore, stone, etc.
3. to force out by pressing or squeezing; extract: to crush cottonseeds in order to produce oil. 4. to rumple; wrinkle; crease.
5. to smooth or flatten by pressure: to crush leather. 6. to hug or embrace forcibly or strongly: He crushed her in his arms. 7. to destroy, subdue, or suppress utterly: to crush a revolt. 8. to overwhelm with confusion, chagrin, or humiliation, as by argumentation or a slighting action or remark; squelch.
9. to oppress grievously.
10. Archaic.to finish drinking (wine, ale, etc.).
—v.i. 1. to become crushed.
2. to advance with crushing; press or crowd forcibly.
—n. 1. the act of crushing; state of being crushed.
2. a great crowd: a crush of shoppers. 3. Informal. a. an intense but usually short-lived infatuation.
b. the object of such an infatuation: Who is your latest crush?