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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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Faced with enormous financial debt incurred by the universally acclaimed but crushingly expensive 1996 production of The Harlem Nutcracker, he was forced to suspend operations of his company, Donald Byrd/The Group, last June.
His insights into his crushingly dull yet cheerfully absurd life make my own bearable.
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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.
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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.
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.
HISTORY and drama are frequent bedfellows and the offspring can be prodigiously successful or crushingly tiresome.
Having listened to his effort, it strikes me the real crime of Mike Read's deathless ditty is not that it is either racial or distasteful as much as crushingly unfunny.
I remember when stringent 'closing times' were crushingly frustrating.