crush (up) against (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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Her sudden illness, when the gaiety was at its height, her pallor, the handkerchief she crushed against her lips, the cough she smothered under the laughter while Gaston kept playing the piano lightly--it all wrung my heart.
Once the channel became so small that I had a narrow escape of being crushed against the rocky roof, and after that I took the precaution of lying flat upon my precious bales.
It was the tire of a brilliant wheel, an asteria enclosing the disc with its silver tentacles, an enormous eye filled with flames, a glory carved for Pluto's head, a star launched by the Creator's hand, and crushed against the face of the moon!
It was the tip of a crooked nose, crushed against the glass; it looked white with the pressure; and the staring face and eyes behind it were at first invisible and afterwards grey like a ghost.
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A third Bangladeshi national who escaped said the two men were crushed against the wall of the police outpost.
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'If Ant-Man expanded, he would be simply crushed against the immovable walls of Thanos' mighty rectum.'
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George attempted to stop the horse but was crushed against fencing and suffered severe internal injuries.
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EDT), the man was crushed against the gate of a bullring  - where the festival has been taking place for the past seven years - after one of the polystyrene balls bounced off the fence.
The crew member was physically inverted, crushed against the starboard rail and was then carried over the rail by the force of the net."