Crossword clues for crush
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crush \Crush\ (kr[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crushed (kr[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crushing.] [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan. kryste, Icel. kreysta.]
To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut.
--Lev. xxii. 24.
The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall.
--Num. xxii. 25.
To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.
To oppress or burden grievously.
Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.
--Deut. xxviii. 33.
To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels.
--Sir. W. Scott.
to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch. To crush a cup, to drink. [Obs.] To crush out.
To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from grapes.
To overcome or destroy completely; to suppress.
Crush \Crush\ (kr[u^]sh), v. i. To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.
Crush \Crush\, n.
A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.
Crush hat, a hat which collapses, and can be carried under the arm, and when expanded is held in shape by springs; hence, any hat not injured by compressing.
Crush room, a large room in a theater, opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
Politics leave very little time for the bow window at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the opera at night.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., from Old French cruissir (Modern French écraser), variant of croissir "to gnash (teeth), crash, break," perhaps from Frankish *krostjan "to gnash" (cognates: 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.
1590s, "act of crushing," from crush (v.). Meaning "thick crowd" is from 1806. Sense of "person one is infatuated with" is first recorded 1884; to have a crush on is from 1913.
n. 1 A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin. 2 Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd. 3 Crowd which produces uncomfortable pressure. 4 A violent crowding 5 A crowd control barrier 6 An infatuation or affection for. 7 The human object of such infatuation or affection. 8 A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling 9 A party, festive function 10 (context Australia English) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar, or the season that this process takes place in. vb. 1 To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass. 2 To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute. 3 To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight. 4 To oppress or burden grievously. 5 To overcome completely; to subdue totally. 6 (context intransitive English) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force 7 To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for. 8 (context sports English) to defeat emphatically
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" [syn: beat, beat out, shell, trounce, vanquish]
break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
crush or bruise; "jam a toe" [syn: jam]
make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination" [syn: break down]
become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
Crush may refer to:
Crush is a 2001 film written and directed by John McKay and starring Andie MacDowell, Imelda Staunton, Anna Chancellor, Kenny Doughty, and Bill Paterson.
Crush is a carbonated soft drink brand, originally marketed as an orange soda. Crush competes with Coca-Cola's Fanta. It was invented by California beverage and extract chemist Neil C. Ward. Most flavors of Crush are caffeine-free.
"Crush" is the 14th episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Dawn has a crush on Spike, who reveals his crush on Buffy when he takes her on a stakeout date. When his advances are turned down, Spike kidnaps Buffy and Drusilla, who has returned to Sunnydale. He tries to force an admission of love from Buffy. Harmony appears as well and breaks up with Spike.
"Crush" is a song by Mandy Moore on her third album, Mandy Moore (2001). It was the album's second single — following the mildly successful " In My Pocket" — and Moore's sixth. The single was released in mid-2001 (see 2001 in music).
The song peaked at number 19 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. It did chart also on the Pop Songs chart, where it stayed for five weeks and peaked at number 35. As the date, "Crush" has sold 7,000 physical copies and 138,000 paid digital downloads according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Crush is the seventh studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on June 13, 2000 through Island Records the album was produced by Luke Ebbin, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. The album marks the end of the longest timespan between studio albums from Bon Jovi, with five years between the release of These Days and this album. After the initial plan to team up producer Bruce Fairbairn fell through because of his death, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora hired Luke Ebbin Luke Ebbin update their sound with a smattering of loops and impressive arrangements.
Despite the long break, the album was just as successful as their previous releases and helped introduce the band to a new generation of fans. It became the band's sixth and fifth consecutive number one album in Australia and the United Kingdom, respectively, and certified double platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. The success of the album was largely due to the lead single " It's My Life" which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, while the album itself was nominated for Best Rock Album. Crush was the first Bon Jovi album ever to be nominated for a Grammy.
Crush is a game show which aired on USA Network from March to August 2000. It was hosted by Andrew Krasny and was known as "The show that begs for an answer to the question, "Should friends try love?".
"Crush" is a single released by Paul van Dyk in a collaboration with the trance duo, Second Sun.
"Crush (1980 Me)" is the fourth and final overall single released by Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes from his debut studio album, Spin. It reached number 19 on the UK Singles Chart. In Australia, it was released as the third single from the album in September 2002, prior to the release of "I Miss You", which was released in early 2003. The song is an homage to the 1980s, featuring a 1980s synthesized pop sound, vocoded vocals and referencing many stars such as Cyndi Lauper, Simon Le Bon and Eurythmics. Samples of " Holiday", the 1983 hit song of Madonna, were used in the remix "Crush on Holiday", which became the main airplay and video version in Australia.
Crush was a band from Newfoundland, Canada.
Leading band members were Paul Lamb and Cory Tetford. Other members included Santiago Serna, Scott MacFarlane and Brian Talbot.
Crush was an alternative rock band with East West Records from 1991 to 1993. Original members included singer-songwriter Michael Bramon, guitarist-songwriter John Valentine Carruthers (formerly of Siouxsie And The Banshees), drummer-songwriter Paul Ferguson (formerly of Killing Joke) and bassist/backing vocalist/songwriter John Micco.
Crush was previously known as Pleasurehead on Island Records from 1990-1991. In 1993, Bramon left Crush shortly before their 1993 release Crush, and was replaced by singer Frederick Schreck whose lead vocals would appear on the record. Bramon went on to work with guitarist-songwriter Tony "Bruno" Rey. Ferguson joined his former drum roadie, Alex Patterson of The Orb.
Crush is a four-issue comic book mini-series created in 2003 by Jason Hall (writer) and Sean Murphy (artist), and published by Dark Horse Comics.
"Crush" is a 1987 single by Grace Jones.
The Crush (; also known as Kung Fu Fighting) is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Tu Guangqi and starring Chan Hung-lit, Jason Pai and Ingrid Hu.
"Crush" is the debut single by American Idol season seven runner-up David Archuleta. It was first released to radio stations via New York City's radio station Z100 on August 1, 2008, and commercially in the United States on August 12, 2008, through digital distribution. "Crush" was produced by Emanuel Kiriakou and co-written by Kiriakou, Jess Cates and Dave Hodges.
The song was recorded for his self-titled first album, which was released on November 11, 2008.
Crush is a 1992 New Zealand drama film directed by Alison Maclean. It was entered into the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.
"Crush" is a song by the Dave Matthews Band, released as the third single from their album Before These Crowded Streets. As a single, it reached #11 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, #75 on the Billboard Hot 100, #38 on the Top 40 Mainstream, and #20 on the Adult Top 40. As the album version song is over eight minutes in length, the song time was cut almost in half for radio airplay.
The song was almost omitted from Before These Crowded Streets as the band struggled with it in the studio until bassist Stefan Lessard came up with the opening bass line that set the tone of the song for the rest of the band.
The song debuted live on April 18, 1998, ten days before its album release. The song's initial performance lasted around 11 minutes, slightly longer than its album version, and remained in that fashion in performances up to the present day. Currently, "Crush" has been played live by the band over 500 times and remains popular on the band's setlists today.
Crush is the sixth album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1985. It was the first of two OMD albums produced by Stephen Hague, who had previously produced albums by Jules and the Polar Bears, Slow Children, Elliot Easton, Gleaming Spires and others.
"So in Love" (co-written with Hague) became the group's first hit single in the US. The album also sold well in the US. Aimed primarily at the US market, it is notable for moving the band's sound in a far more commercial direction, although elements of earlier experimentation are still evident on the title track, which is built around a tape loop of samples from Japanese television commercials, and the closing track "The Lights Are Going Out". A long-form video, Crush - The Movie was also released, showing the group talking about their career and performing the songs from the album.
In a 2013 online poll, Crush was voted the 23rd best album of 1985 based on the opinions of over 45,000 respondents.
"Crush" is a pop song recorded by American singer Jennifer Paige. The song was written by Andy Goldmark, Mark Mueller, Berny Cosgrove and Kevin Clark. It was released as the first single from her debut album, Jennifer Paige (see 1998 in music). The music video for "Crush" was produced by Kati Haberstok and directed by David Hogan.
"Crush" topped the charts in six countries in 1998 and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for four consecutive weeks (from September 5 through September 26), behind songs including Monica's " The First Night", Aerosmith's " I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", and Barenaked Ladies' " One Week". "Crush" spent an additional four weeks at #4. It was in the Top 10 for 17 weeks (from August 8 through November 28) and stayed in Hot 100 for a total of 25 weeks. "Crush" also peaked at #2 on the R&R CHR Radio Airplay Chart.
"Crush" peaked at #1 on the United World Chart: United World Chart where it held the top position for 2 weeks in November 1998, after spending 7 weeks at #2 behind Aerosmith's I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing. It was in the Top 10 for 17 weeks and was 1998's #8 song on the website's year-end chart, between Natalie Imbruglia's Torn and Cher's Believe.
Crush is a platformer- puzzle video game developed by Kuju Entertainment's Zoë Mode studio and published by Sega in 2007 for the PlayStation Portable. Its protagonist is Danny, a young man suffering from insomnia, who uses an experimental device to explore his mind and discover the cause of his sleeplessness. Each level of the game, representing events from Danny's life and inspired by artists such as Tim Burton and M.C. Escher, requires the player to control Danny as he collects his "lost marbles" and other thoughts.
Crushs primary gameplay feature involves manipulating each game level between 3D and 2D views, allowing the player to reach platforms and locations inaccessible from within a different view. This element was noted by critics to be similar to one in Super Paper Mario, also released in 2007, though the Zoë Mode team had envisioned the concept five years prior. Crush received positive reviews upon release, with critics praising its incorporation of this dimension-shifting component alongside other aspects of the game presentation. Though Crush won several gaming awards, including PSP game of the month, it failed to meet the developer's sales expectations. A port of the game for the Nintendo 3DS called Crush 3D was announced on January 19, 2011 and was made available on January 13, 2012 in Europe and on March 6, 2012 in North America.
"Crush" is the third single by British rapper Fugative, featuring Troy & Martika of the British group Ruff Diamondz. It was released as a Digital Download on 9 May 2010, with the CD single being released the following day. According to the Official Chart Update, it became Fugative's most successful single to date. On 16 May 2010 the single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 26, making it his first Top 40 hit.
Crush is a 2009 Australian thriller film directed by Jeffrey Gerritsen and John V. Soto. It stars Christopher Egan as Julian, an American martial arts champ house sitting a luxury home in Perth. Julian's life unravels when he cheats on his girlfriend, Clare ( Brooke Harman) with Anna ( Emma Lung). It was released in Australia in April 2009. It was released on DVD in North America on 14 July 2010.
Crush is the fourth LP by Abe Vigoda. It was released on Bella Union on September 20, 2010. Pitchfork Media placed it at number 40 on its list "The Top 50 Albums of 2010".
Crush is the 1993 album by Montreal pop-punk band Doughboys. Crush was released on A&M records and was produced by Daniel Rey and mixed by Dave Ogilvie. The album earned a number of critical accolades. In 1994 it was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Hard Rock Album. Toronto radio station CFNY-FM listeners voted it the 24th best album of 1993. The single "Shine" off the album was also named by Chart Magazine as number 38 on their 2000 list of Top 50 Canadian Songs Of All-Time., and 189th by CFNY in their 2009 "Top 200 Songs of All Time". "Shine" was also the theme song for MuchMusic's alternative themed show The Wedge during the 1990s.
"Crush" is the fourth single from Australian drum and bass band Pendulum released from their third studio album, Immersion. Its release was set to coincide with the iTunesImmersion LP. The official video for the song was released on 7 January 2011 by BBC Radio 1 on their website. It was directed by Tim Qualtrough, who previously directed the official video for the single " Propane Nightmares". A "Crush" screensaver was released to promote the single.
Crush is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Malik Bader and written by Sonny Mallhi. The film stars Crystal Reed, Lucas Till, and Sarah Bolger in lead roles. It was released to VOD outlets and direct-to-video on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on April 9, 2013; it is rated PG-13 for "disturbing thematic material, violence, sensuality, some teen drinking, and language".
The film's tagline is "Careful who you wish for", and its plot has been summarized as "A secret admirer's crush on a high school athlete takes a fatal turn."
Crush is the second Korean studio album by South Korean girl group 2NE1. The single was released digitally at midnight local time on February 27, 2014. It is the group's first album release since 2011's 2nd Mini Album and second full-length album following 2010's To Anyone. Production of the album was handled mainly by Teddy with contributions from Choice 37, Dee.P, Masta Wu, Choi Pil Kang and Peejay as well as the group's leader, CL. Lyrics were written mainly by Teddy Park and CL, with contributions from Big Bang's G-Dragon and Choi Pil Kang. The album is classified as pop, but features elements of other genres, such as R&B, dance, hip hop, reggae and electronic music.
Crush was named the sixth best pop album of 2014 by Rolling Stone and one of the best 40 pop albums of 2014 by Fuse. The album also ranked at number 11 on Billboard's year-end World Album's list, marking the first time a k-pop band has placed on the chart since its inception.
Crush is a 2014 Indonesian drama and musical film directed by Rizal Mantovani. This movie starring by Cherrybelle, Deva Mahenra, Yuanita Christiani, Indrodjojo Kusumonegoro, Farhan, and Erin Shay. This film successfully earned a budget of Rp. 15 billion (about $1 million US dollars).
Shin Hyo-seob (born May 3, 1992), professionally known as , is a South Korean R&B and hip hop singer under Amoeba Culture. He debuted in 2012 with the single "Red Dress" and has released one studio album, Crush On You.
"Crush" is a song by Malaysian artist Yuna featuring Usher. It was released as a single from Yuna's third international studio album, Chapters (2016).
"Crush" is a song by South Korean girl group I.O.I. It was released online as a digital single on April 5, 2016 through CJ E&M.
Usage examples of "crush".
Lionel Brown had fractured his left leg in at least two places, broken his left wrist, and probably crushed a couple of ribs.
David and the Major General, Abraham folds his arms tightly across his chest in an attempt to crush the anxiety he feels in his gut.
Inhaling a ragged, brutal breath, using every ounce of will bred into him by the harsh, Absarokee tradition, Hazard crushed down the overwhelming emotions driving him to take this woman and very deliberately pulled her arms from around his neck and stepped away from her.
Io transformed, just as we should see a stag as Actaeon, a bear as Callisto, and that when we instinctively move to crush a spider we should remember Arachne.
Ildiran Adar crushed the enemy at Qronha 3, sir, and I know what our new rammers are designed to do.
The Drujani rebelled against their Akkadian overlords a score and ten years ago, and were crushed mercilessly.
He spoke, and, gathering up his habit, he rushed among the crowd of penguins, pushing, jostling, trampling, and crushing, until he reached the daughter of Alca, whom he seized and suddenly carried in his arms into a cave that had been hollowed out by the sea.
It had been the command function on Sirius the Dog Star, had been command again in the Rigel System where the invaders and monstrous beings had been crushed, had held true on Algol VII where the great war of the frog men had resulted in their rout and in the glorious victory of the Federation even at the cost of several hundred thousand brave troops .
The artwork is classic Americana, the rugs handwoven, and the canopy on the bed 249 With a clipped growl, she crushed the sheet in her -hand and sent it after the others.
Thus the only overt attempt to resist the authority of Charles V, apart from one or two insignificant Anabaptist riots, was crushed.
He drank a lot, guffawed a lot, and walked with a moderate limp, a piece of equipment having crushed his anklebone in the welding shop.
The tier they had vacated tilled wildly, shuddered and finally sheared loose completely, rolling and tumbling down the slope, crushing hundreds of bodies of the thousands of stunned ants that packed the gorge.
Canaanites and the Aramaean neo-Hittites who crushed Shalmaneser III at the battle of Qarqar in 853 B.
Half fell in the bloody pool, crushing several of the Archai who were just climbing out.
She learned about stamp mills and the more primitive arrastra, used by the Mexicans and South Americans to crush gold-bearing rock.