• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crush-room a room in a theatre, &c., where the audience may promenade during the intervals of the entertainment
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. croissir; per. cog. with Mid. High Ger. krosen, to crunch.


In literature:

In the smoking-room or at the supper-table he crushed conversation flat as a steam-roller crushes a road.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
People in the center of the crush began to demand room and air.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
If he did not, soon, they would be crushed to death by their own growth within the room.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
There was hardly room to stir in the overcrowded little study, but the crush seemed but to add to the general hilarity.
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
She crushed the telegram up in her hand, and crossed the room so he should not see her face.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
Crushing on her hat, which still lay on the bed where Roger had thrown it, she ran from the room, stuffing the envelope into her handbag.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The room was closing in to crush us.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Crushing the telegram into his pocket, he rushed from the room.
"The Crooked House" by Brandon Fleming
The incident of the ball-room had crushed them.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
He crushed the note in his hand, gave a few low-toned directions to his colleague, and left the room.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln

In poetry:

Grown thick around it, dark and deep,
The locust trees make one vast hush;
Their brawny branches crowd and crush
Its very casements, and o'ersweep
Its rotting roofs; their tranquil rush
Haunts all its spacious rooms with sleep.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Performed in full on this crushing live DVD/CD, recorded in Chicago, it left little room for embellishment or stage gymnastics.
It was her crush calling, and she ran out of the room, and facetimed with this boy.
Paradigm 's Millenia CT packs a crushing peak-system power but won't clutter up the living room.
The Paradigm Millenia CT has a crushing peak-system power of 480 watts but won't clutter up the living room.
The former Seneca Hotel on Chestnut Street in the Gold Coast has been renovated into one rad residence—and it is safe to say that I have developed a design crush on this unit, decorated by Room & Board.