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crush it

To succeed at something in a particularly impressive way. Often used in the past tense. Her presentation for the CEO went really well. She totally crushed it! That band always crushes it, so I'm not surprised their halftime performance was spectacular.
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crush (someone or something) (in)to (something)

To pulverize or break something into a certain condition or state. I crushed the cookies into crumbs and added them to the icing. The fallen tree branch crushed the car's windshield to pieces.
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crush (up) against (someone or something)

To have a heavy physical impact on someone or something. Molly had to go to the hospital after the door in the lobby crushed up against her hand. The singer's screaming fans crushed against the fence in front of the stage.
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crush down

1. To physically push someone or something down; to flatten someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crush" and "down." If you just crush down these clothes, I think you'd be able to fit more in your suitcase.
2. To suppress or subdue someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crush" and "down." The boss is always quick to crush down any dissent in our department.
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crush in

To push something inward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crush" and "in." The fallen tree branch crushed in the roof of my car, hence the huge dent where it landed.
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crush up

To pulverize or break something into a smaller state or finer substance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crush" and "up." If I don't crush up the pill and mix it into my daughter's applesauce, she won't take it.
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crushed by

1. Physically flattened or injured by the weight or force of something. Molly had to go to the hospital after her hand was crushed by one of the doors in the lobby.
2. Saddened or discouraged by something. Henry was totally crushed by the news that he didn't get into his dream school.
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crush someone or something down

 
1. Lit. to press or force someone or something down. Crush the leaves down so you can put more into the basket. Crush down the leaves and fill the basket higher.
2. Fig. to suppress someone or something. The dictator crushed the opposition down ruthlessly. He crushed down all political opposition. The army crushed the peasants down ruthlessly.
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crush something in

to force something inward; to break something in. The beam nearly crushed Jason's head in. He tried to crush in the door.
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crush something up (into something)

to press or grind something with great force until it is reduced to something smaller. The chef crushed the almonds up into a powder and sprinkled them on the dessert. The machine crushed up all the glass into tiny bits.
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crush something up (into something)

to press or grind something with great force until it is reduced to something smaller. The chef crushed the almonds up into a powder and sprinkled them on the dessert. The machine crushed up all the glass into tiny bits.
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crushed by something

Fig. demoralized; having hurt feelings. The whole family was completely crushed by the news. I was just crushed by your attitude. I thought we were friends.
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The buildings, foundations and streets were crushed together to make road base for use in projects on the Fort Ord property and nearby.
Bringing in crushed rock to build underground roads can cost between $40 to $60 a ton.
Strain into a collins glass almost filled with crushed ice.
Most of the RRC's crushed slag is sold to asphalt plants in Muskegon; larger oversized material is sold for landfill construction.
Otherwise, concrete fines generated by crushers on the site tested at 110 ppm; crushed concrete tested at 17 ppm; and soil located near the crushing plants tested at 30 to 60 ppm.
The petition alleges that crushed limestone base and aggregate produced by Calizas Industrializadas del Carmen S.
Hedman therefore supplied the ARC with a sample of its crushed Northfil, some ore directly from Horwood Lake, and its 2004 test results, to let the ARC decide whether Hedman's antigorite was suitable for the experimental attempt at fiberizing serpentine.
If the material to be crushed and screened is enough for only a few days, the time spent on setup is very hard to recover through higher capacity," Grygera says.
Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin enforcing safety regulations for transporting crushed cars.
Mix plain yogurt, minced garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger and crushed red pepper in a small bowl.
We now have the ability to receive the crushed ore directly via a slurry pipeline, process the ore for gold and silver recovery, and then return the material to the crushing plant where it will be further reduced and sent to flotation.
In the face of today's rising fuel costs, transporting crushed material becomes an important issue for operators.
Parts of the new standards of concern to scrap recyclers address the hauling of flattened or crushed vehicles, roll-off and hooklift containers, and intermodal shipping containers.
Or, stir a teaspoonful of crushed or whole capers into cold dips, sauces or spreads.