crush against

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 (up) against someone or something

to press hard against someone or something. The crowd crushed up against the people standing in line. The eager theatergoers crushed against the lobby doors.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The force has already apologised for using the image, which shows people dead or dying in the crush against the blue metal fencing of the ground's West Stand.
APRIL 15, 1989: At the FA Cup semi-final at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, a crush against the steel terraces leads to the death of 96 Liverpool fans and leaves hundreds more injured.
I've defended my Becks crush against an onslaught of ridicule - always from blokes, funnily enough.