HyperDic: crushing

English > 2 senses of the word crushing:
ADJECTIVEallcrushing, devastatingphysically or spiritually devastating
NOUNactcrushing, suppression, quelling, stiflingforceful prevention
crushing > pronunciation
Soundskrah'shihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > crushing: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningphysically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination.
Examples
  • "a crushing blow"
  • "a crushing rejection"
  • "bone-crushing "
Synonymdevastating
BroaderdestructiveCausing destruction or much damage / damage
Adverbscrushinglyin a crushing manner
English > crushing: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningforceful prevention; putting down by power or authority.
Synonymssuppression, quelling, stifling
Narrowercrackdownseverely repressive actions
Broaderprevention, barThe act of preventing / preventing
Spanishrepresión, supresión
Catalanrepressió, supressió
Verbscrushcome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority

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