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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]
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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.
His insights into his crushingly dull yet cheerfully absurd life make my own bearable.Do Not Bend is his latest book.
Klein and Reid's inspiration comes from such far-flung sources as American diner china, antique Asian celadons, and Dutch tulipieres, which inspired their crushingly elegant series of rose bowls and tulip vases.
In other words, the movement is, in the case of this par ticular phenomenon, away from the decorous solar-powered sex of the Incarnation to the crushingly mundane involvement of the earth.
At times crushingly obvious -- who wouldn't know, for example, that it's time- consuming to traverse L.A.'s freeways or that temp jobs are a good way to get one's foot in the door -- Levy is on most solid ground when he draws from personal experience and describes those first arduous steps one must take to enter the golden gates of Hollywood.
The letters show that, despite the communal, collaborative work he did with the Socialist Workers Party, the Workers Party, and finally his own organization, the Johnson-Forrest Tendency, and despite the ways he mentored Webb toward a more progressive life, James can only imagine and enact a crushingly conventional relationship with the woman he loves.
We went as healthy young men, in our mid to late thirties, never thinking that cancer would attack us as ferociously and crushingly as it cut down Bill.
Segregation was not the law up North, but it was the fact." And as the 1994 election made crushingly clear, nearly all of the traditional Southern fixations on race, conservative values, and white resentment have now become those of the rest of the nation.
ENTEBBE 15 A CRUSHINGLY dull geo-political thriller based on the real-life hijacking of an Air France flight in June 1976 by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the subsequent rescue mission led by Israeli defence forces.
So, let's hear it for Kevin McAleer, who played the crushingly tedious Uncle Colm and even managed to make being the victim of an armed robbery (during which he was tied to a radiator) sound incredibly dull (Ben Keaton, incidentally, played Fr Purcell).
Fat Wilson) (Anna Crushingly, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks are little more than feedback as brilliantly waspish commentators John Smith and Gail Abernathy-McKadden.
Fat Amy Wilson) (Anna Crushingly, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks are little more than feedback as brilliantly waspish commentators John Smith and Gail Abernathy-McKadden.