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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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Looked at from the side, if a rectangular block of honeycomb has been turned into triangle, as can be seen in Figure 6, one has visual proof that the MDB crushable face has not been exercised similarly to the impact tests from which its A and B parameters were derived.
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.
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Memphis International Airport will install a crushable concrete surface to improve safety on a runway too close to a nearby road.
Awards dresses should be made of floaty fabric not crushable satin that creases unattractively before the soup's been served.
The 3008 boot features what Peugeot somewhat grandly calls the Multi-Flex interior, which is in effect a shelf which can either lie on the floor or in two predetermined slots higher up the luggage space, thus adding versatility for stacking delicate or crushable items.
It is a strip at the end of the runway consisting of lightweight, crushable concrete blocks, which are designed to collapse under the weight of an aircraft and slow it to a halt.
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].
Wallaroo's products are said to be crushable, washable, and foldable.
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.