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crush someone or something to something

to press or squeeze someone or something into a particular state, such as death, a pulp, nothing, etc. The anaconda crushed the tapir to death. Donna crushed the bananas to a pulp and put them into the cake batter.
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crush something (in)to something

to grind or break something into bits and pieces. He crushed the fennel seeds into a powder. The roller crushes the rocks to bits.
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References in classic literature ?
The worst of all was a heavy miller's cart which one could hardly crush to silence in one's handkerchief; but it went so slowly, and both man and horses were so sleepy, that they passed unheard and unnoticing.
Men are more likely to move from one crush to another on a weekly basis and consider a garage as an important home feature.
NOVEMBER Don't expect that crush to turn too-too serious, at least not for now.
It all started on Valentine's Day 2004, when Dustin sent a bottle of Orange Crush to an unsuspecting Chenoa to let her know he had a crush on her as part of an annual college fundraiser.
Go ahead--ask your misunderstood crush to the V-day dance.
Targeted to marketing and sales professionals, consultants, strategic planners and entrepreneurs, CRUSH prompts users to combine data about their specific organizations -- even existing files on users' desktops, servers or Internet sites -- with the information already available in CRUSH to help them build and customize their marketing plans and evaluate competitive strengths and weaknesses.
The funds from this financing will allow CRUSH to produce T-Bone(TM) snowboard bindings which Monark Sporting Goods has committed to purchase and distribute over the next three years, beginning this winter to pro-riders, specialty snowboard shops, resorts and rental shops.
According to Lucy, 13, "I got my crush to notice me by hanging out with his friends until I felt comfortable enough talking with him.