To impact directly, especially if violent
- When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
- Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
- No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
, date=June 2
, author= Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Belgium
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide
with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
To come into conflict, or be incompatible
- China collided with the modern world.
A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd.
Crowd which produces uncomfortable pressure.
- the wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds
A violent crowding
A crowd control barrier
A short-lived infatuation or affection for.
The human object of infatuation or affection.
* 2004 , , Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
- A crush at a reception.
A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling
A party, festive function
* 1890 ch 1
- It had taken nine years from the evening that first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush .
(Australia) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar, or the season that this process takes place in.
- Two months ago I went to a crush at Lady Brandon's.
* crush hat
* crush room
* girl crush
* man crush
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.
- to crush grapes
To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.
- Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, crushed , broken or cut. --Lev. xxii.
* 1912 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 1
- to crush quartz
To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
- With a wild scream he was upon her, tearing a great piece from her side with his mighty teeth, and striking her viciously upon her head and shoulders with a broken tree limb until her skull was crushed to a jelly.
To oppress or burden grievously.
To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
- ''After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections
* Sir Walter Scott
- The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.
To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force
- speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels
To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.
- an eggshell crushes easily
(sports) to defeat emphatically
- She's crushing on him.
, date=November 11
, author=Rory Houston
, title=Estonia 0-4 Republic of Ireland
, work=RTE Sport
, passage=A stunning performance from the Republic of Ireland all but sealed progress to Euro 2012 as they crushed
nine-man Estonia 4-0 in the first leg of the qualifying play-off tie in A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.}}
* crush on
* crush out
* crushed sugar
* crushed velvet