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Crush vs. Infatuation

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Crushnoun

A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.

Infatuationnoun

An immensely strong love or sexual attraction.

Crushnoun

Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd.

Infatuationnoun

(obsolete) The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; madness

Crushnoun

A crowd that produces uncomfortable pressure.

‘a crush at a reception’;

Infatuationnoun

something which infatuates.

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Crushnoun

A violent crowding.

Infatuationnoun

The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.

‘The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of mankind are amazing; but the infatuations of the learned and sophistical are incomparably more so.’; ‘Such is the infatuation of self-love.’;

Crushnoun

A crowd control barrier.

Infatuationnoun

foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration

Crushnoun

An infatuation or affection for someone you are not dating.

‘I've had a huge crush on her since we met many years ago.’;

Infatuationnoun

temporary love of an adolescent

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Crushnoun

The human object of such infatuation or affection.

Infatuationnoun

an object of extravagant short-lived passion

Crushnoun

A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling.

Infatuation

Infatuation or being smitten is the state of being carried away by an unreasoned passion, usually towards another person for whom one has developed strong romantic or platonic feelings. Psychologist Frank D. Cox says that infatuation can be distinguished from romantic love only when looking back on a particular case of being attracted to a person.

Crushnoun

(dated) A party or festive function.

Crushnoun

(Australia) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar, or the season that this process takes place in.

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Crushverb

To press between two hard objects; to squeeze so as to alter the natural shape or integrity of it, or to force together into a mass.

‘to crush grapes’;

Crushverb

To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding

‘to crush quartz’;

Crushverb

(figurative) To overwhelm by pressure or weight.

‘After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections’;

Crushverb

To oppress or grievously burden.

Crushverb

To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

‘The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.’;

Crushverb

(intransitive) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force

‘an eggshell crushes easily’;

Crushverb

(intransitive) To feel infatuation or unrequited love.

‘She's crushing on him.’;

Crushverb

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.’; ‘The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall.’;

Crushverb

To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.

Crushverb

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.’;

Crushverb

To oppress or burden grievously.

‘Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.’;

Crushverb

To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

‘Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels.’;

Crushverb

to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or humiliation; to squelch.

Crushverb

To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.

Crushnoun

A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.

‘The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.’;

Crushnoun

Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a reception.

‘Politics leave very little time for the bow window at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the opera at night.’;

Crushnoun

leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

Crushnoun

a dense crowd of people

Crushnoun

temporary love of an adolescent

Crushnoun

the act of crushing

Crushverb

come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;

‘The government oppresses political activists’;

Crushverb

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;

‘crush an aluminum can’; ‘squeeze a lemon’;

Crushverb

come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;

‘Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship’; ‘We beat the competition’; ‘Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game’;

Crushverb

break into small pieces;

‘The car crushed the toy’;

Crushverb

humiliate or depress completely;

‘She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation’; ‘The death of her son smashed her’;

Crushverb

crush or bruise;

‘jam a toe’;

Crushverb

make ineffective;

‘Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination’;

Crushverb

become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure;

‘The plastic bottle crushed against the wall’;

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