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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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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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Indomitable, never resting, fighting for seconds and minutes all week, circumventing delays and crushing down obstacles, a fount of resistless energy, a high-driven human motor, a demon for work, now that he had accomplished the week's task he was in a state of collapse.
It was easy work to follow the elephants, for they had left a trail like a carriage road behind them, crushing down the thick bush in their furious flight as though it were tambouki grass.
The elephant raised his trunk, and, trumpeting loudly, lumbered off through the wood, crushing down small trees and trampling bushes in his mad flight.
The framework being so much weakened, and the inward props removed, it would have been no marvel if, in some stronger wrestle of the blast, the rotten walls of the edifice, and all the peaked roofs, had come crushing down upon the owner's head.
'The chief executive will identify the culprits in due time and the full force of the law will come crushing down on them,' the Palace said.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President 'will identify the culprits in due time and the full force of the law will come crushing down on them.'
Demanding the release of those who are illegally detained, Jagan, spokesperson of Telangana CPI (Maoist), said: "Both Centre and state government are crushing down those who agitate for people and Adivasi villages are being suppressed under the name of "samadhan." Prof Saibaba and Varavara Rao and many others are illegally detained and they must be released immediately."
"Halawet el-Dunia" is the story of a young career-oriented woman who is about to get married but her world comes crushing down as she discovers that she has leukaemia just a few weeks before her wedding.
"We started crushing down our right wing and left wing and I think they just ran out of gas," Brieger said.
Worse still, everyone is watching as ghost-towns and pocket-holed buildings stand dilapidated, waiting to come crushing down by a missile, a barrel-bomb or such penchant trajectories.
"We're scalping at the face of the mine at about eight inches, so we really needed a nice-sized jaw crusher to handle that eight-inch size material crushing down to a 2 1/2-in.
After dazzling display by Rizwan and Fakhar, off-spinner Khurram Shahazad captured five wickets for 11 runs in an amazing spell of bowling to send Kashmore CC crushing down for 76 in 16.2 overs.
Northern Water had just taken over the running from Rock Up and had hardly set sights on the winning post when Carina Palace came crushing down on the front runner.
What came us a cohesive mount of veggies and chicken in a plate came crushing down in no time as our forks worked on it in all earnest.
what ails you is the bad ache of bone crushing down on bone a mass