To press and bruise between two hard bodies; squeeze out of shape or normal condition.To bruise and break into fragments or small particles, either by direct pressure or by grinding or pounding: as, to crush quartz.To force down and bruise and break, as by a superincumbent weight: as, the man was crushed by the fall of a tree.To put down; overpower; subdue absolutely; conquer beyond resistance: as, to crush one's enemies.To oppress grievously.To crowd or press upon.To rumple or put out of shape by pressure or by rough handling: as, to crush a bonnet or a dress.To destroy; frustrate: as, to crush out rebellion.Synonyms Mash, etc. See dash.To break, pound, pulverize, crumble, bray, disintegrate, demolish.To overpower, prostrate, conquer, quell.To be pressed out of shape, into a smaller compass, or into pieces, by external force: as, an egg-shell crushes readily in the hand.n. A violent collision or rushing together; a sudden or violent pressure; a breaking or bruising by pressure or by violent collision or rushing together.n. Violent pressure caused by a crowd; a mass of objects crowded together; a compacted and obstructing crowd of persons, as at a ball or reception.n. In Australia, a funnel-shaped, fenced lane or passageway for cattle.n. In coal-mining: A general settlement of the strata above a coal-mine, due to failure of the pillars: generally accompanied by numerous local falls of roof-rocks in the workings.n. A species of fault in coal.n. The amount of cotton-seed crushed for oil during a given season: as, a large crush.