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Meaning of crushed by Wiktionary Dictionary



    crushed ( comparative more crushed, superlative most crushed )

    1. pulverised, rendered into small, disconnected fragments .
    2. Broken, saddened, depressed
    3. ( not comparable, textiles ) Of a fabric, having the appearance of having been crushed .
      Her top was of black crushed velvet .

    Derived terms

Explanation of crushed by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. subdued or brought low in condition or status

    2. treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance

    3. crushed velvet

    Definition of crushed by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Crush ( krŭsh ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crushed ( krŭsht ); 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.]
      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; 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.

      2. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, “to crush quartz”.

      3. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.

      To crush the pillars which the pile sustain. Dryden.

      Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again. Bryant.

      4. To oppress or burden grievously.

      Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway. Deut. xxviii. 33.

      5. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

      Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels. Sir. W. Scott.

      6. 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.

    2. crushed adj.
      1. treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance; -- of fabrics; as, “crushed velvet”.

      2. utterly defeated.

      Syn. -- subdued.

      3. brought low in condition or status by confusion, humiliation, or severe disappointment.

      Syn. -- broken, humbled, humiliated, low.

      4. broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone. paved with crushed bluestone

      Syn. -- ground.