Crush vs Steamer - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between crush and steamer

is that crush is a violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin while steamer is (cookware) a cooking appliance that cooks by steaming.

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

    References

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    steamer

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (cookware) A cooking appliance that cooks by steaming.
  • A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, and in various processes of manufacture.
  • A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat.
  • A steam-powered road locomotive; a traction engine.
  • A wetsuit which has long sleeves and long legs.
  • A dish of steamed clams.
  • Any species of the duck genus Tachyeres , of which all four species occur in South America, and three are flightless.
  • (Australia, food, obsolete) A food made by cooking diced meat very slowly in a tightly sealed pot, with a minimum of flavourings, allowing it to steam in its own juices; popular circa 1850 but apparently no longer so by the 1900s .
  • * “Melville”, Australia'', quoted in 1864''', Edward Abbott, ''The English and Australian Cookery Book: Cookery for the Many, as Well as for the ‘Upper Ten Thousand’'', London, in turn quoted in '''1998 , Colin Bannerman, et al., ''Acquired Tastes: Celebrating Australia?s Culinary History , (publisher), ISBN 0-642-10693-2, page 14,
  • Of all the dishes ever brought to table, nothing equals that of the steamer .
  • (obsolete) A steam fire engine, a fire engine consisting of a steam boiler and engine, and pump which is driven by the engine, combined and mounted on wheels (Webster 1913).
  • (horse racing) A horse whose odds are decreasing (becoming shorter) because bettors are backing it.
  • (UK, crime, slang) Member of a youth gang who engages in robbing and escaping as a large group.
  • (UK, sex, slang) Oral sex performed on a man.
  • (UK, slang) A homosexual man with a preference for passive partners.
  • (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • (US, gambling, slang) A gambler who increases a wager after losing.
  • (UK, Scotland, slang) A drinking session.
  • Synonyms

    * (homosexual man) see * (sense, prostitute's client) see * (drinking session) bender, binge, carouse, piss-up

    Derived terms

    * Cleveland steamer * steamer chair

    See also

    * (Tachyeres)

    References

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