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Definitions of crushing

  1. That crushes; overwhelming. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for crushing

  1. It was as if an invisible hand were crushing her to the earth. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. With us three lads to lend a hand, the struggle was soon brought to an end, and when we had bound and gagged the stranger so securely that he could not have made the slightest sound had his life depended on it, I turned to Silas, crushing his hands in mine as I cried, giving no heed to the possibility that there might be more enemies on the outside: We have got you, lad, from out the lion's jaws! – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis