crush:european language 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.). –verb (used without object) 11. to become crushed. 12. to advance with crushing; press or crowd forcibly. –noun 13. the act of crushing; state of being crushed. 14. a great crowd: a crush of shoppers. 15. Informal. a. an intense but usually short-lived infatuation. b. the object of such an infatuation: Who is your latest crush?