1921, Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles, Manual of Surgery:
The more highly the injured part is endowed with sensory nerves the more marked is the shock; a crush of the hand, for example, is attended with a more intense degree of shock than a correspondingly severe crush of the foot
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With a wild scream he was upon her, tearing a great piece from her side with his mighty teeth, and striking her viciously upon her head and shoulders with a broken tree limb until her skull was crushed to a jelly.
2011 November 11, Rory Houston, “Estonia 0-4 Republic of Ireland”, in RTE Sport:
A stunning performance from the Republic of Ireland all but sealed progress to Euro 2012 as they crushed nine-man Estonia 4-0 in the first leg of the qualifying play-off tie in A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.
After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections
2011, May'lon Miranda, Love Is Blind, →ISBN, page 58:
... I could just let loose and be myself no holding back you know we just where to young kids in love, lust, crushing whatever you wanted to call it but we where living it up having fun when we where together the rest of the world didn't exist ...
2013, Sarra Manning, Diary of a Crush: Kiss and Make Up, →ISBN:
And the one subject that I get an A plus in every time, is the ancient art of crushing. I crush, therefore I am. I've decided to share the benefit of my wisdom and after months of hopelessly lusting after Dylan, I've REALISED that there are twelve degrees of crushing from the slightly embarrassing things most girls will do to catch the eye of the heir to their heart, to the verging on ridiculous stunts you pull when you're in the grip of a passion that renders you powerless.
2013, Shozan Jack Haubner, Zen Confidential: Confessions of a Wayward Monk, →ISBN, page 130:
"I respect your wiring," he explained, "but I'm crushing on you. And when I crush, I crush hard.” He thought it would be better if we stopped seeing each other for a while.
(film,television) To give a compressed or foreshortened appearance to.
2003, Michel Chion, The Films of Jacques Tati (page 78)
He frames his subject in distant close-ups (we feel the distance, due mostly to the crushed perspective brought about by the telephoto lens).
2010, Birgit Bräuchler, John Postill, Theorising Media and Practice (page 319)
They realise that trajectories, space expansion and crushing are different with different lenses, whether wide angle or telephoto, and that actors' eyelines will be altered.
(transitive,television) To make certain colors so similar as to be hard to distinguish, either as a deliberate effect or as a limitation of a display.
My old TV set crushes the blacks when the brightness is lowered.