Use the word "crush" when you apply force to change the shape of something or when you make something flat or smash something:
This man is crushing something with his feet.
- If you crush grapes, you can make wine.
- If you crush some oranges, you can make orange juice.
- The front end of my car was crushed in an accident.
- Aluminum cans are easy to crush with your foot or your hand.
- Someone crushed Tom’s cell phone by accidentally sitting on it.
- When grocery shopping, try not to crush soft things in your cart like bread or fruit.
- Crushed peanuts are good on top of an ice cream sundae. (This sentence uses "crush" as an adjective.)
- Passengers on a crowded bus or train can feel like they are being crushed.
Note: If you use the word "crush" as a noun, it refers to a romantic interest, usually one that’s temporary:
She has a crush on a famous singer.
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December 21, 2011