4. To oppress or burden grievously.
Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.
Deut. xxviii. 33.
5. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels. To crush a cup, to drink. [Obs.] To crush out. (a) To force out or separate by pressure, as juice
from grapes. (b) To overcome or destroy completely; to suppress.
Sir. W. Scott.
(Crush) v. i. To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external
weight or force; as, an eggshell crushes easily.
1. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
2. Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a
Crush hat, a hat which collapses, and can be carried under the arm, and when expanded is held in
shape by springs; hence, any hat not injured by compressing. Crush room, a large room in a theater,
opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
Politics leave very little time for the bow window at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the opera
Crusher gauge, an instrument for measuring the explosive force of gunpowder, etc., by its effect in
compressing a piece of metal.
(Crush"er) n. One who, or that which, crushes.
(Crush"ing), a. That crushes; overwhelming. "The blow must be quick and crushing." Macualay.
(Crust) n. [L. crusta: cf. OF. crouste, F. croûte; prob. akin to Gr. ice, E. crystal, from the same
root as E. crude, raw. See Raw, and cf. Custard.]
1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as,
a crust of snow.
I have known the statute of an emperor quite hid under a crust of dross.
Below this icy crust of conformity, the waters of infidelity lay dark and deep as ever.
2. (Cookery) (a) The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a
piece of bread grown dry or hard. (b) The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents.
(c) The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; also called dumpling.
Th' impenetrable crust thy teeth defies.
He that keeps nor crust nor crumb.
They . . . made the crust for the venison pasty.
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