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They stood together by the crushed ring where Mimi had made his bed.

No grains are crushed or damaged by the feet or shovels of workmen.

There was the dreary monotone of crushed hope in Porter's voice as he spoke.

She comprehended only too well that it was not that alone which had crushed her.

To be crushed, as it were, under the tip of a forefinger was an unpleasant experience.

While Ariston looked, a ship was picked up and crushed and swallowed.

If they fall upon houses, the roofs are crushed by the weight.

Is crushed to death by Bewulf in a hand-to-hand combat, 2502 ff.

With a stride Duncan caught his hand and crushed it in his own.

She laid her face upon it, and crushed the soft leaves against her cheeks.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French cruissir (Modern French écraser), variant of croissir "to gnash (teeth), crash, break," perhaps from Frankish *krostjan "to gnash" (cf. Gothic kriustan, Old Swedish krysta "to gnash"). Figurative sense of "to humiliate, demoralize" is c.1600. Related: Crushed; crushing. Italian crosciare, Catalan cruxir, Spanish crujirare "to crack" are Germanic loan-words.

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