Crush vs Heartbeat - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between crush and heartbeat

is that crush is a violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin while heartbeat is one pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.

As a verb 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.

crush

English

(wikipedia crush)

Noun

(es)
  • A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
  • * Addison
  • the wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds
  • Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd.
  • Crowd which produces uncomfortable pressure.
  • A crush at a reception.
  • 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
  • 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 .
  • A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling
  • A party, festive function
  • * 1890 ch 1
  • Two months ago I went to a crush at Lady Brandon's.
  • (Australia) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar, or the season that this process takes place in.
  • Derived terms

    * crush hat * crush room * girl crush * man crush

    Verb

    (es)
  • 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
    Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, crushed , broken or cut. --Lev. xxii.
  • To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute.
  • to crush quartz
  • * 1912 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 1
  • 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 overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
  • ''After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections
  • To oppress or burden grievously.
  • To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
  • The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels
  • To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force
  • an eggshell crushes easily
  • To feel infatuation with or unrequited love for.
  • She's crushing on him.
  • (sports) to defeat emphatically
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 11 , author=Rory Houston , title=Estonia 0-4 Republic of Ireland , work=RTE Sport citation , page= , 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.}}

    Derived terms

    * crusher * crushing * crush on * crush out * crushed sugar * crushed velvet

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    heartbeat

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.
  • The policeman waited for a heartbeat in vain
    ''He alone gives me such heartbeats
  • The rhythm at which a heart pulsates, a cardiac indicator
  • ''If your heartbeat doesn't normalize soon, consult a doctor!
  • A driving impulse or vital force.
  • Music is the heartbeat of the people.
  • A very short space of time; an instant.
  • The ambulance arrived in a heartbeat .
  • (computing) A periodic signal generated by hardware or software to indicate normal operation or to synchronize other parts of a system.
  • Synonyms

    * (rhythm at which a heart pulsates) pulse

    Derived terms

    * in a heartbeat