The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crush \Crush\ (kr[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crushed
(kr[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crushing.] [OE. cruschen,
crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of
Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth.
kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan.
kryste, Icel. kreysta.]
1. 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; as, to crush grapes.
Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is
bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut. --Lev. xxii.
The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and
crushed Balaam's foot against the wall. --Num. xxii.
2. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to
comminute; as, to crush quartz.
3. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down,
as by an incumbent weight.
To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again. --Bryant.
4. To oppress or burden grievously.
Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.
5. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels. --Sir.
6. to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting
remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or
humiliation; to squelch.
To crush a cup, to drink. [Obs.]
To crush out.
(a) To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from
(b) To overcome or destroy completely; to suppress.