1 [usually in singular] a crowd of people pressed closely together:a number of youngsters fainted in the crush
2 informal a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable:she did have a crush on Dr Russell
a person with whom someone is infatuated:it turns out she thought you were flirting with her crush
3 [mass noun] a drink made from the juice of pressed fruit:lemon crush
4 (also crush pen) a fenced passage with one narrow end, used for handling cattle or sheep.
1deform, pulverize, or force inwards by compressing forcefully:you can crush a pill between two spoonsa labourer was crushed to death by a lorry (as adjective crushed)the crushed remains of a Ford Cortina
crease or crumple (cloth or paper).
2violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion):the government had taken elaborate precautions to crush any resistance
3make (someone) feel overwhelmingly disappointed or embarrassed:I was crushed—was I not good enough? (as adjective crushing)the news came as a crushing blow
US informal be infatuated with:he’s awesome, so it wasn’t too surprising that other girls were crushing on him