Synonyms of crush in English:


See US English definition of crush

See UK English definition of crush

See Spanish definition of aglomeración


1‘essential oils in the leaves are released when the herbs are crushed or heated’

squash, squeeze, press, compress
pulp, mash, macerate, mangle
flatten, trample on, tread on
informal squidge, splat
North American informal smush

2‘your dress will get crushed’

crease, crumple, rumple, wrinkle, crinkle, scrunch up, ruck up
British scrumple up
British rare ruckle

smooth out

3‘crush the biscuits with a rolling pin’

pulverize, pound, grind, break up, smash, shatter, crumble, crunch, splinter
mill, pestle
technical triturate, comminute
archaic bray, levigate, powderize
rare kibble

4‘he crushed her in his arms’

hug, squeeze, hold tight, clutch
embrace, enfold

5‘the new regime ruthlessly crushed all popular uprisings’

suppress, put down, quell, quash, squash, stamp out, put an end to, put a stop to, overcome, overpower, defeat, extinguish, vanquish, triumph over, break, bring someone to their knees, repress, subdue

6‘the England No 1 was crushed 15–7, 15–6, 15–6’

defeat utterly, beat hollow, win a resounding victory over, drub, rout, give someone a drubbing, overwhelm
informal hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, give someone a pasting, whip, pound, pulverize, demolish, destroy, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, annihilate, slaughter, murder, massacre, crucify, flatten, turn inside out, run rings around
British informal stuff, marmalize
North American informal shellac, blow out, cream, skunk
US informal own

lose, be defeated

7‘Alan was crushed by her words’

mortify, humiliate, abash, chagrin, deflate, demoralize, flatten, squash
devastate, shatter
informal put down, shoot down in flames, take down a peg or two, cut down to size, put someone in their place, make someone eat humble pie, settle someone's hash, knock the stuffing out of
North American informal make someone eat crow


1‘we were caught up in the crush of people’

crowd, throng, horde, swarm, sea, mass, pack, press, multitude, mob
jam, congestion
archaic rout

2‘it was just a teenage crush’

infatuation, obsession, love, passion, passing fancy
informal pash, puppy love, calf love
rare mash

3‘lemon crush’

squash, fruit juice, cordial, drink