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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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The ethanol crush spread rose about 21 cents to 40 cents a gallon, using the formula of the Midwest ethanol price, minus the corn price divided by 2.
The better results in the first half of 2013 were mainly due to the higher ethanol sales prices in Europe and the United States and the higher cane crushed capacity in Brazil along with a significant increase of the crush spread in Europe and the United States.
Operating costs such as natural gas and overhead trim the crush spread for average alternative fuel producers by about 20 to 30 cents per gallon, depending on the distillery, bringing net margins between break even and +10 cents a gallon.