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  1. simple past tense and past participle of crush


crushed (comparative more crushed, superlative most crushed)

  1. Pulverized, rendered into small, disconnected fragments.
  2. Broken, saddened, depressed.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter VII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
      [] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
  3. (not comparable, textiles) Of a fabric, having the appearance of having been crushed.
    Her top was of black crushed velvet.

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