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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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But they're unable to unshackle BGT from its crushingly rigid formula - programme-cluttering holding-room chatter, woeful act opens proceedings, more woeful acts signal the arrival of a good one, a judges montage, and funny foreigners.
Thompson top scored with 27 points including four 3-point shots as he and Jay Youngblood -- 22 points -- proved too much the struggling Riyadi who leave the tournament with only one win from five games in a crushingly disappointing campaign.
This is a crushingly brutal book, which should be avoided by anyone of a sensitive disposition.
As not-so-popular Bruce "limey" Forsyth and the crushingly defeated losers over at Strictly Come Dancing are finding out on a weekly basis.
The company's approach to redefining what we can expect from the luxury car class was so crushingly thorough, the S-Class still stands out like a beacon four years after its launch," the magazine said.
Bell's Kitchen (ITV, weeknights), meanwhile, is reserved for those pseudo-celebrities so crushingly inane that highlighting their mere existence is deemed punishment enough for whatever tepid crimes against taste and culture they long ago perpetrated.
Every morning he would make this crushingly humiliating announcement.
Further chapters also explore the crushingly high divorce rate in America, and what factors constitute a successful marriage as well as what erodes an unsuccessful marriage.
gt;In a nutshell: Crushingly conventional, but with the requisite laughs and heart.
The artist's clunky hiking boots, dragging across the floor, somehow make the whole uneasy affair even more crushingly awkward as she flips her head in a variety of uncomfortable-looking positions.
Yet they lost, crushingly, by eight wickets, as Australia chased over four runs per over, winning with disconcerting ease, with fifteen overs to spare.
There can't be much doubt that after a crushingly impressive defeat of two subsequent Graded winners, and now this bloodless victory over the progressive Gungadu, Black Jack Ketchum is the most exciting staying novice hurdler in Britain and Ireland.