crush down

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.
See also: crush, down

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.
See also: crush, down
References in classic literature ?
Shed down a kindly ray from above upon my life, and strength of war, that I may be able to drive away bitter cowardice from my head and crush down the deceitful impulses of my soul.
Sorry as Konstantin Levin was to crush down his mowing grass, he drove him into the meadow.
I assure you he must be a very bad painter; only the other day I saw him looking longingly into the window of a cheap Italian restaurant, and in the end he had to crush down his aspirations with two penny scones.
A grand arch, cut in the upper wall at one end, surmounted an oaken orchestra, with an open room behind it, where hothouse plants and stalls for refreshments were disposed; an agreeable resort for gentlemen disposed to loiter, and yet to exchange the occasional crush down below for a more commodious point of view.
You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see white gelatinous material coming through the cervix.
Efforts are being made to crush down the heads of ISIS before their regional expansion.
Other clippers I've used seem to crush down on the nail before finally cutting it, making for a ragged cut,” -A.
The September crush was up 8% year over year for September while at the same time the USDA is estimating the total 2012/13 US soybean crush down 9.
Crush down on the cutting board much like a whole chicken breast to break the bone so it lies flat.
Meanwhile, Telangana Employees Joint Action Committee Chairman Swamy Goud condemned the use of paramilitary forces by the government to crush down the peaceful protests carried out by the TRS leaders and other supporters, following the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi.
He said the NWFP also needed emergency funds for equipping its law enforcement agencies with sophisticated arsenals in a bid to crush down the terrorists.
Meanwhile, I squeezed through the rear-passenger driver-side window, praying that the vehicle wouldn't crush down any more.
The hi-tech plant, to be set up in a former furniture store in Stretton Way, will remove reusable materials and crush down the rest into tiny pieces so it can be used to help resurface roads.
Come on admit it: someone's got a crush down in County Hall.
On October 18, 1998, it is claimed Dr Roberts visited Mr Grainger's home but failed to remove his syringes and needles - leaving him with the means to crush down pethidine tablets and feed his addiction.