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crush

(krŭsh),
1. To squeeze injuriously between two hard bodies.
2. A bruise or contusion from pressure between two solid bodies.
[O.Fr. cruisir]

crush

1. a restraining device for large animals. See also chute.
2. application of pressure so as to destroy the natural condition, shape or integrity of the parts.
3. see crushing.
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Crushable concrete has been used for various purposes, including aircraft arrestor beds at the end of runways, which fail under a plane's load, allowing tires to sink.
From the very beginning I suspected that the entire scandal reeked of a publicity stunt developed in a Hollywood marketing brainstorming meeting to boost the careers of everyone involved, from Kristen Stewart to Robert Pattinson to Rupert Sanders, and yes, even to Liberty Ross," Crushable writer Jenni Maier wrote.
The plastic behavior of foam is taken into account using the CRUSHABLE FOAM and the CRUSHABLE FOAM HARDENING options in the Abaqus/Explicit software package [14].
An ultra soft body and crushable auto-tune megaphone make it easier to vary the call's tone and intensity.
TECT creates crushable structures to absorb impact energy and disperse it away from occupants during a collision.
More recently manufacturers have developed more convenient crushable mini-pills or dispersable formulations and fixed-dose combinations, which can be used by very young children.
The seats incorporate shock attenuation crushable elements developed at Land Systems South Africa.
Bariatric surgery patients must switch their medications to liquid or crushable alternatives to get the medicine past the physiologic obstacles created by the surgery.
The car's front end reduces the risk of injury to pedestrians with impact-absorbing qualities in the bonnet structure and bumper and radiator mounts and a crushable structure fitted to the back edge of the bonnet.
Top tips for packing: Take dresses and kaftans in crushable materials; Roll up linen to prevent deep creases; Pack as many small, lightweight items as you can; Siphon off beauty products into miniatures; Forget CDs, buy an MP3 player; Don't go mad in duty free buying even more products
They've also developed poly-straw hats that have the same look and feel as a typical straw hat, but are crushable and washable.
Thus it seems that long crushable and unwieldy structures that can survive a 30mph crash are the most likely to get into them at that speed, and when in front wheel drive of SUV form, are more dangerous at higher speeds.