1 break, smash, crunch, pulverize, shiver, splinter, pound, grind:
The vandals crushed the statue to bits with hammers.
2 crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle, rumple, mangle:
The shirts came back crushed from the laundry.
3 squash, pulp, mash, squeeze, compress, press:
The machine crushes the oranges and extracts the juice.
4 overcome, defeat, conquer, vanquish, beat, thrash; subdue, put down, quash, quell, overwhelm, squelch, suppress, repress:
The title-holder crushed the challenger. The junta crushed the uprising without bloodshed.
5 abash, embarrass, shame, mortify, depress, devastate, humiliate, disgrace:
She was really crushed when he refused to see her.
6 press, pressure, crowd:
When the fire alarm sounded, I was almost caught in the crush of the people trying to escape.