crush (verb, noun) past tense: crushed LISTEN
When you crush something, you press or squeeze it with force to change its shape.
- The villagers crushed the grapes with their feet to make wine.
- When the bus backed up, it crushed the small car.
Crush can also mean that you are very upset or shocked about something.
- I was crushed to hear about the young man's death.
A crush can be ‘a crowd of people.’
- The crush of soldiers defeated their enemy.
If you are very attracted to another person, even for a short time, you may have a crush on them. Many times, the other person may not know how you feel. You may hope they have a crush on you as well.
In pop culture
There are other meanings of crush.