• WordNet 3.6
    • adj crushed subdued or brought low in condition or status "brought low","a broken man","his broken spirit"
    • adj crushed treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance "crushed velvet"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 4000 BC Egypt, men and women wore glitter eye shadow made from the crushed shells of beetles.
    • crushed Broken or bruised by squeezing or pressure: as, crushed strawberries.
    • crushed Broken or bruised to powder by grinding or pounding; pulverized; comminuted: as, crushed sugar; crushed quartz.
    • crushed Crumpled; rumpled; pressed out of shape, as by crowding: as, a crushed hat or bonnet.
    • crushed Overwhelmed or subdued by power; pressed or kept down as by a superincumbent weight.
    • crushed Oppressed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American colonists discovered that superior candles could be made from the fruit of a squat bush growing in the sand dunes along the New England seashore. The small, grayish bayberry was picked, crushed, and boiled. It had to be skimmed several times before the pale, nearly transparent, green fat was sufficiently refined. Bayberry candles were highly prized, because so much labor and so many berries were needed to make just one candle.
    • adj Crushed broken by pressure: subdued: oppressed
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  • William Shakespeare
    “When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.”
  • Duke of Alba Ferdinand Alvarez De Toledo
    Duke of Alba Ferdinand Alvarez De Toledo
    “I have tamed men of iron in my day, shall I not easily crush these men of butter?”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it”
  • John Stuart Mill
    “What ever crushes individuality is despotism, no matter what name it is called.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. croissir; per. cog. with Mid. High Ger. krosen, to crunch.


In literature:

This was like crushing the centre of a hostile army.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
It is a fickle beast, and the idol of to-day it crushes to-morrow.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
If coughing occurs, or if, by any mishap, the bottle should be crushed in the mouth, lower the head immediately.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Anyway, one fell on me, and it just crushed me to the ground, and held me pinned there.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
He knew that each day the incompleteness of her life had been borne in upon her with crushing force.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
You have been taken out about the place every day for the last twenty years, and it would crush me if I were to see a change.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
He lifted her to his breast, held her crushed and panting; she put both hands before her eyes.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Yes, it is through her endeavor that his child is not marred and crushed, even if the great question of life is put aside.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
You may crush out nihilism to-day, but you cannot crush it out forever.
"Princess Zara" by Ross Beeckman
They knew well enough that, after crushing the Church of England, he would crush them.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord

In poetry:

Beware, lest in the worm you crush
A brother's soul you find;
And tremble lest thy luckless hand
Dislodge a kindred mind.
"The Mouse's Petition" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
It is crushed to death and withered,
Out of shape and very flat,
But its pure, delicious odor
Is the richer for all that.
"Two Roses" by Hattie Howard
But yet, To-day's red rose must die,
(For roses fade alway!)
To-morrow crushed, forgot, 'twill lie--
A rose of Yesterday.
"Roses" by Leigh Gordon Giltner
Here there is balm for every tender heart
Wounded by life;
Rest for each one who bore a valiant part
Crushed in the strife.
"From Beyond" by Duncan Campbell Scott
All dark! — no light, no ray!
Sun, moon, and stars, all gone!
Dimness of anguish! — utter void! —
Crushed, and alone!
"Midnight" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
For him she fled from soft repose,
Renounced a parent's care;
He sails to crush his country's foes,
She wanders in despair!
"The Troops Were Embarked" by John Mayne

In news:

Katyal reminded the justices that the case before them concerned videos of dogfights and that the law itself was mainly prompted by so-called crush videos, which cater to a sexual fetish.
The tight leather corset was crushing my ribs.
Observers crushed by sheer boredom.
Whole grain tortilla chips, crushed canola oil to coat bottom of sauté pan.
Ronshay Dugans was killed when her school bus was crushed by a cement truck.
NEW YORK — A woman was crushed to death last week at the Queens drycleaning plant where she worked, and star personal-injury lawyer David Perecman has announced plans to investigate the tragedy.
In this episode of Band Crush we meet up with Dee Dee of the Dum Dum Girls.
I was at a school dance with my crush, who had asked me to dance with him.
Expect to see side-by-side car crushing, long jump competition, free style, nitro and electric action.
IN the song "Hackensack" by the band Fountains of Wayne, a hardwood floor installer longs for the girl on whom he had a crush in grade school.
PSV crushed ADO Den Haag 6-1 in the Hague on Saturday, with goals from six different players, and leads by three points in the standings after Twente's draw.
Why, it's Hannah Simone, our New Girl -crush.
Endo Pharmaceuticals, Opana ER, new formulation, crush-resistant, INTAC, Grunenthal, opioid, long-acting opioid, branded pharmaceutical, Ivan Gergel, narcotic pain reliever.
Want some crushed bugs with your Starbucks frappuccino.
A mere glance at the pro game will tell you that there's more than one way to crush a forehand .

In science:

Small Crush) statistical test suites (see Section IV and Appendix C).
Postprocessing for quantum random number generators: entropy evaluation and randomness extraction
Crush and Big Crush of TestU01, we only perform Small Crush test here.
Postprocessing for quantum random number generators: entropy evaluation and randomness extraction
However, the proofs are simple: the key idea is that, throughout the intermediate stages of each move, we never crush an edge, flatten a bigon or flatten a triangular pillow whose bounding vertices, edges or faces respectively are either identified or both in the boundary.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
It crushes edge e to a point and flattens every tetrahedron containing e to a face, as illustrated in Figure 5.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
It supports the complex operation of cutting a triangulation open along a normal surface and retriangulating, and it supports the Jaco-Rubinstein operation of crushing a surface to a point (which may introduce additional changes in topology).
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations