Crush vs. Crash

Crush vs. Crash — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Crush and Crash

Crushnoun

A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.

Crashnoun

A sudden, intense, loud sound, as made for example by cymbals.

The piece ended in a crescendo, building up to a crash of cymbals.After the lightning came the crash of thunder.

Crushnoun

Violent pressure, as of a moving crowd.

Crashnoun

An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.

She broke two bones in her body in a car crash.Nobody survived the plane crash

Crushnoun

A crowd that produces uncomfortable pressure.

a crush at a reception

Crashnoun

(computing) A malfunction of computer software or hardware which causes it to shut down or become partially or totally inoperable.

My computer had a crash so I had to reboot it.
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Crushnoun

A violent crowding.

Crashnoun

A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

the stock market crash

Crushnoun

A crowd control barrier.

Crashnoun

A comedown of a drug.

Crushnoun

An infatuation or affection for someone you are not dating.

I've had a huge crush on her since we met many years ago.

Crashnoun

A group of rhinoceroses.

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Crushnoun

The human object of such infatuation or affection.

Crashnoun

dysphoria

Crushnoun

A standing stock or cage with movable sides used to restrain livestock for safe handling.

Crashnoun

(fibre) A type of rough linen.

Crushnoun

(dated) A party or festive function.

Crashadjective

Quick, fast, intensive, impromptu.

crash coursecrash diet

Crushnoun

(Australia) The process of crushing cane to remove the raw sugar, or the season that this process takes place in.

Crashverb

(transitive) To collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently.

Crushverb

To press between two hard objects; to squeeze so as to alter the natural shape or integrity of it, or to force together into a mass.

to crush grapes

Crashverb

(transitive) To severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else.

I'm sorry for crashing the bike into a wall. I'll pay for repairs.

Crushverb

To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding

to crush quartz

Crashverb

(via gatecrash) To attend a social event without invitation, usually with unfavorable intentions.

We weren't invited to the party so we decided to crash it.

Crushverb

(figurative) To overwhelm by pressure or weight.

After the corruption scandal, the opposition crushed the ruling party in the elections

Crashverb

To accelerate a project or a task or its schedule by devoting more resources to it.

Crushverb

To oppress or grievously burden.

Crashverb

To make or experience informal temporary living arrangements, especially overnight.

Hey dude, can I crash at your pad?

Crushverb

To overcome completely; to subdue totally.

The sultan's black guard crushed every resistance bloodily.

Crashverb

(slang) To give, as a favor.

Crushverb

(intransitive) To be or become broken down or in, or pressed into a smaller compass, by external weight or force

an eggshell crushes easily

Crashverb

(slang) To lie down for a long rest, sleep or nap, as from tiredness or exhaustion.

Crushverb

(intransitive) To feel infatuation or unrequited love.

She's crushing on him.

Crashverb

To terminate extraordinarily.

If the system crashes again, we'll have it fixed in the computer shop.

Crushnoun

leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated

Crashverb

To cause to terminate extraordinarily.

Double-clicking this icon crashes the desktop.

Crushnoun

a dense crowd of people

Crashverb

(intransitive) To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated.

Crushnoun

temporary love of an adolescent

Crashverb

(transitive) To hit or strike with force

Crushnoun

the act of crushing

Crashverb

To take a sudden and severe turn for the worse; to rapidly deteriorate.

Crushverb

come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;

The government oppresses political activists

Crashverb

To make a sudden loud noise.

Thunder crashed directly overhead.

Crushverb

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;

crush an aluminum cansqueeze a lemon

Crashnoun

a loud resonant repeating noise;

he could hear the clang of distant bells

Crushverb

come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;

Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championshipWe beat the competitionHarvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Crashnoun

a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles);

they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

Crushverb

break into small pieces;

The car crushed the toy

Crashnoun

a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

Crushverb

humiliate or depress completely;

She was crushed by his refusal of her invitationThe death of her son smashed her

Crashnoun

the act of colliding with something;

his crash through the windowthe fullback's smash into the defensive line

Crushverb

crush or bruise;

jam a toe

Crashnoun

(computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative;

the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since

Crushverb

make ineffective;

Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination

Crashverb

fall or come down violently;

The branch crashed down on my carThe plane crashed in the sea

Crushverb

become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure;

The plastic bottle crushed against the wall

Crashverb

move with, or as if with, a crashing noise;

The car crashed through the glass door

Crashverb

undergo damage or destruction on impact;

the plane crashed into the oceanThe car crashed into the lamp post

Crashverb

move violently as through a barrier;

The terrorists crashed the gate

Crashverb

break violently or noisily; smash;

Crashverb

occupy, usually uninvited;

My son's friends crashed our house last weekend

Crashverb

enter uninvited; informal;

let's crash the party!

Crashverb

cause to crash;

The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace

Crashverb

hurl or thrust violently;

He dashed the plate against the wallWaves were dashing against the rock

Crashverb

undergo a sudden and severe downturn;

the economy crashedwill the stock market crash again?

Crashverb

stop operating;

My computer crashed last nightThe system goes down at least once a week

Crashverb

sleep in a convenient place;

You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable