Shred vs Crush - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shred and crush
is that shred
is a long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip while crush
is a violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
As verbs the difference between shred and crush
is that shred
is to cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips while crush
is 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.
A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.
* Francis Bacon
In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle; a very small amount.
- shreds of tanned leather
- There isn't a shred of evidence to support his claims.
* See also .
To cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips.
(obsolete) To lop; to prune; to trim.
(snowboarding) To ride aggressively.
(bodybuilding) To drop fat and water weight before a competition.
(music, slang) To play very fast (especially guitar solos in rock and metal genres).
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.
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, 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