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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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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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.
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.
I'm pleased she never got hold of them because she could have been crushed against the wall.
The crew member was physically inverted, crushed against the starboard rail and was then carried over the rail by the force of the net.
Cool sugar beet crushed against mortar by cruel pestle
Vicky Balch, then 19, and Ms Washington, then 17, both had to have leg amputations after the incident on June 2 2015, while Joe, Daniel Thorpe, and Chandaben Chauhan, who was sitting in the second row, were all seriously injured when their packed carriage was crushed against another car.
Harrowing images of young fans crushed against metal fences, bodies lying on the pitch and spectators using wooden advertising hoardings as makeshift stretchers horrified the nation.
A MUM OF TWO crushed against a wall by a double-decker bus as she walked home from work says she only survived because she was overweight.
The thug jumped behind the wheel and, as Mr Stocking valiantly tried to wrestle back the controls, he was dragged along by the Peugeot 207 and crushed against a wall.
The displayed a disregard for victim and has remorse Ian Prosecutor Mr Stocking fought to stop the thief but was struck by his Peugeot 207 and crushed against a wall, leaving him with serious head injuries.
He said: "I could see that he was being also crushed against the barrier, which was against his chest, he was very distressed and was shouting out for help.
I was standing behind the barrier with my arms locked tight to stop me being crushed against it, but there was a tremendous surge and my arms gave way and I went towards the bar.
The 22-year-old was working at a plant in Baunatal in June when he was reportedly grabbed by the machine and crushed against a metal plate.