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Webster 1828 Edition


Crushed

CRUSHED

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Pressed or squeezed so as to break or bruise; overwhelmed or subdued by power; broken or bruised by a fall; grievously oppressed; broken or bruised to powder; comminuted.

Definition 2022


crushed

crushed

English

Verb

crushed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of crush

Adjective

crushed (comparative more crushed, superlative most crushed)

  1. Pulverized, rendered into small, disconnected fragments.
  2. Broken, saddened, depressed.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      […] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
  3. (not comparable, textiles) Of a fabric, having the appearance of having been crushed.
    Her top was of black crushed velvet.

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