crushed by

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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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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References in classic literature ?
What was the good of digging if I must be suffocated, crushed by the water that was turning into stone?
What happened was this: Liza, insulted and crushed by me, understood a great deal more than I imagined.
They then found that the Sawhorse had been badly dazed by the blow; for while the hard wooden knot of which his head was formed could not be crushed by the hammer, both his ears were broken off and he would be unable to hear a sound until some new ones were made for him.
CRUSH FORECAST If you're feeling crushed by a crush, things should straighten out soon.
At a news conference at the East Ventura County courthouse, officials played several clips from the videos, showing insects, kittens, guinea pigs and mice being crushed by women in bare feet or stiletto heels.