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

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At last, he emerged with his hat very much dented and crushed down over his eyes, and began creaking and limping about the room, as if, not being much accustomed to boots, his pair of damp, wrinkled cowhide ones -- probably not made to order either --rather pinched and tormented him at the first go off of a bitter cold morning.
To die here alone, beneath the fangs of wild beasts; to be torn and rended; to feel the hot breath of the brute on his face as the great paw crushed down up his breast!
On the other hand, their common folk are so crushed down with gabelle, and poll-tax, and every manner of cursed tallage, that the spirit has passed right out of them.
Anglo-Saxon, which we may now term English, remained inevitably as the language of the subject race, but their literature was at first crushed down into insignificance.
The topic of trucks took much of our conversation with Domagoso at Kapihan sa Manila Bay that started with the accident last Sunday of an alleged overweight gravel truck that crushed down a boxed drainage culvert at the intersection of Remedios Street and Roxas Boulevard.
The slag-a by-product of steel production-will be crushed down to one to five millimetre granules and will be sold as raw product for the construction industry, after any remaining metals have been extracted from the slag.
The slag, which will be crushed down to one to five millimeter granules, will be sold as raw product for the construction industry, after any remaining metals have been extracted from the slag.
However, he made it clear to India that the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people cannot be crushed down through the use of brute force.
Sialkot -- Two bike riders died in road accident on Wednesday when a speedy dumper crushed down a motorbike near Daska More.
In addition, the more food products undergo processing, the more difficult detection of metallic contaminants gets, as relatively larger and easier to seek metal pieces are crushed down into smaller fragments, which escape visual checks done by workers.
The FO's Spokesman said that during last one week Indian army has martyred seven Kashmiris, when they were crushed down by jeep during a protest.
As the ground floor had been crushed down to a very small space, rescue workers had to use a variety of methods to locate and finally gain access to Liang.
The other two were GST and demonetisation which had crushed down the business sector.
The speed of his reactions, which were questioned after the tanking in Paris, did not only keep Celtic's lead intact, It crushed down on Motherwell's souls.