Sinonimi inglese britannico
(verbo ) 
Definition
to break or grind into small pieces
Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.
Sinonimi
squash
She made clay models and squashed them flat again.
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pound
She paused as she pounded the maize grains.
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break
He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
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smash
A crowd of youths started smashing windows.
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crumble
Roughly crumble the cheese into a bowl.
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mash
Mash the bananas with a fork.
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compress
Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
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pulverize
Pulverize the bran to a fine powder.
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comminute
(verbo ) 
Definition
to press or squeeze so as to injure, break, or put out of shape
I don't want to crush my skirt.
Sinonimi
crease
Most outfits crease a bit when you're travelling.
Liz sat down carefully, so as not to crease her skirt.
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wrinkle
I wrinkled the velvet.
The skin around her eyes had begun to wrinkle.
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crumple
She sat down carefully, so as not to crumple her skirt.
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rumple
I leaned forward to rumple his hair.
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scrumple
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ruffle
She let the wind ruffle her hair.
(verbo ) 
Definition
to control or subdue by force
The military operation was the first step in a plan to crush the uprising.
Sinonimi
overcome
the satisfaction of overcoming a rival
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overwhelm
One massive assault would overwhelm the weakened enemy.
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put down
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subdue
They admit they have not been able to subdue the rebels.
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overpower
It took four police officers to overpower him.
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quash
an attempt to quash regional violence
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quell
Troops eventually quelled the unrest.
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stamp out
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vanquish (literary)
a happy ending in which the hero vanquishes the monsters
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conquer
a Navajo myth about a great warrior who conquers the spiritual enemies of his people
(verbo ) 
Definition
to defeat or humiliate utterly
Listen to criticism but don't be crushed by it.
Sinonimi
demoralize
One of the objectives is to demoralize enemy troops.
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depress
The state of the country depresses me.
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discourage
Don't let this setback discourage you.
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humble
the little car company that humbled the industry giants
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put down (slang)
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humiliate
His teacher continually humiliates him in maths lessons.
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squash
Worried managers would be sacked or simply squashed.
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flatten (informal)
The champion has run out of opponents to flatten.
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deflate
Her comments deflated him a bit.
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mortify
His dancing always mortified his friends.
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psych out (informal)
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dishearten
These conditions dishearten people and undermine their hope.
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chagrin
He was chagrined at missing such an easy goal.
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(verbo ) 
Definition
to crowd together
He crushed her in his arms.
Sinonimi
squeeze
He longed to just scoop her up and squeeze her.
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press
I pressed my child closer to my heart and shut my eyes.
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embrace
Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
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hug
They hugged each other like a couple of lost children.
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enfold
He enfolded her gently in his arms.
(sostantivo ) 
Definition
a dense crowd
They got separated from each other in the crush.
Sinonimi
crowd
It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
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mob
a growing mob of demonstrators
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horde
A horde of people was screaming for tickets.
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throng
An official pushed through the throng.
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press
There was still a press of people around the Victoria Memorial.
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pack
a pack of journalists who wanted to interview him
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mass
A mass of excited people clogged the street.
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herd
large herds of elephant and buffalo
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huddle
a huddle of bodies, gasping for air
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swarm
A swarm of people encircled the hotel.
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multitude
the multitudes that surround the Pope
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rabble
a rabble of gossip columnists
(sostantivo ) 
Definition
an infatuation
I developed a teenage crush on one of my teachers.
Sinonimi
infatuation
Teenagers have their own infatuations.
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passion
She has a passion for gardening.
Mountaineering is his passion.
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obsession
yet another man with an obsession about football
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fixation
Somebody has a fixation with you.

sinonimi aggiuntivi

in the sense of break
Definition
the dawn
He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
Sinonimi
trash (slang),
smash to smithereens,
shiver (archaic, literary)
in the sense of chagrin
He was chagrined at missing such an easy goal.
in the sense of compress
Definition
to squeeze together
Poor posture can compress the body's organs.

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