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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
LASBELA -- Over 3,413 kilogram hashish here on Friday was torched, thousands of bottles of wine were crushed down under the supervision of Judicial Magistrate.
This unlawful decision, based on the bogus investigation represents not the verdict to Nadiya Savchenko but to Russia itself, in which the Kremlin crushed down any fairness and justice.
A spokesman said: "When crews arrived they found a car that had been left in a 'banana' shape with the roof crushed down after rolling over and hitting a lamppost.
I'm obsessed with smoked salmon sandwiches made on brown bread with potato chips crushed down in the middle between the lox and the bread.
Bohra, a well known face in the television industry was in for a rude shock after he found a portion of his car has been crushed down by SRK's vanity van.
In Bangla Desh machinists sew, crushed down by despair.
He recalls one such incident: "When the rope broke everything collapsed, the roof crushed down and there was a rock the size of a double-decker bus.