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The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.
Jan Peter Balkenende

Meaning of "crushing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRUSHING

crushing  [ˈkrʌʃɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRUSHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crushing is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CRUSHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crushing in the English dictionary

The definition of crushing in the dictionary is devastating; overwhelming. Other definition of crushing is extremely heavy.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRUSHING


blushing
ˈblʌʃɪŋ
catching
ˈkætʃɪŋ
coaching
ˈkəʊˌtʃɪŋ
finishing
ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ
fishing
ˈfɪʃɪŋ
flashing
ˈflæʃɪŋ
flushing
ˈflʌʃɪŋ
gushing
ˈɡʌʃɪŋ
inrushing
ˈɪnˌrʌʃɪŋ
launching
ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ
matching
ˈmætʃɪŋ
onrushing
ˈɒnˌrʌʃɪŋ
publishing
ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ
pushing
ˈpʊʃɪŋ
refreshing
rɪˈfrɛʃɪŋ
searching
ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ
teaching
ˈtiːtʃɪŋ
touching
ˈtʌtʃɪŋ
unblushing
ʌnˈblʌʃɪŋ
washing
ˈwɒʃɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRUSHING

cruse
cruset
crush
crush bar
crush barrier
crush-resistant
crushability
crushable
crushed velvet
crusher
crushingly
crushproof
crusie
crusily
Crusoe
crust
crusta
crusta lactea
crustacea
crustacean

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRUSHING

anything
astonishing
bushing
crashing
Cushing
dashing
desktop publishing
diminishing
distinguishing
flourishing
fly-fishing
lashing
nourishing
overfishing
Pershing
phishing
punishing
ravishing
slashing
smashing
thrashing

Synonyms and antonyms of crushing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRUSHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crushing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crushing

Translation of «crushing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRUSHING

Find out the translation of crushing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crushing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crushing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

毁灭性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aplastante
570 millions of speakers

English

crushing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेराई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سحق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дробления
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esmagador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিষ্পেষণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écrasant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghancurkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vernichtend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

決定的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재기 불능의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crushing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghiền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நசுக்கிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निर्णायक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ezme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

schiacciante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kruszenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дроблення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

strivire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύνθλιψη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

breek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krossning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knusing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crushing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUSHING»

The term «crushing» is very widely used and occupies the 19.431 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUSHING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crushing

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRUSHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crushing.
1
Henri Frederic Amiel
Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
2
Jan Peter Balkenende
The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.
3
Michael Bennet
We've got a lot of work to do: not only on education, but on the economy, on our tax code, and on reducing our crushing debt.
4
Jackson Browne
If someone said, 'You can go live in this little town in Costa Rica for a couple of weeks and all you've got to do is sing for us,' I would do that. That's more exciting to me than the prospect of going on some national tour, where you're going to play arenas or sheds every night, because of the crushing repetition of that kind of line.
5
Kate Chopin
In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath. I could not hear the rhythm of the march.
6
Stephanie Cutter
Just a few months ago in the Republican primary Mitt Romney said to his opponents, who he was crushing at the time, stop whining. And I think that's a good message for the Romney campaign. Instead of whining about what the Obama campaign is saying, why don't you just put the facts out there and let people decide rather than trying to hide them.
7
Kevin DeYoung
Sometimes Christians live in a terror of universal obligation: AIDS over here, people to be saved over here, a crushing sense of low-level guilt every day of our lives. Question to ask: Where has God put me right now? I need to say no to a whole bunch of other things because if I don't say no I can't say yes to others.
8
Barry Eichengreen
Southern Europe has not done enough to enhance its competitiveness, while northern Europe has not done enough to boost demand. Debt burdens remain crushing, and Europe's economy remains unable to grow.
9
Gillian Flynn
I can't think of anything more crushing than slowly, over time, realizing exactly how wrong you were about someone.
10
Atul Gawande
The damage that the human body can survive these days is as awesome as it is horrible: crushing, burning, bombing, a burst blood vessel in the brain, a ruptured colon, a massive heart attack, rampaging infection. These conditions had once been uniformly fatal.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRUSHING»

Discover the use of crushing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crushing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like once they were complete.
Anne Applebaum, 2012
2
Cranium-Crushing Crosswords
The answers are fairly common words and phrases—but the clues are diabolically difficult, with mischievous misdirections, trivia, puns, and other trickery.
Frank Longo, 2002
3
Gun Control: Preventing Violence or Crushing Constitutional ...
This book examines the history of U.S. gun ownership as well as current federal, state, and local laws. it provides the opinions and perspectives of government leaders, historians, activists, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the ...
Matt Doeden, 2011
4
The Poker Blueprint: Advanced Strategies for Crushing Micro ...
The Poker Blueprint provides the infrastructure for micro- and small-stakes players to build their game on. It also offer advanced strategies that are vital to crushing today's online short-handed games up to 100NL.
Tri Nguyen, 2010
5
Cranium-Crushing Friday Crosswords
Just like the crosswords in most newspapers, this fun series is organized by days of the week.
Peter Gordon, 2005
6
ABCs of Activity Based Management: Crushing Competition ...
An outstanding hands-on guide for creating and improving Activity Based Management systems. Frost coaches you through ABM using step-by-step examples, sample reports, and best practices.
William Frost, 2005
7
Crushing the Spirits of Greed and Poverty: Discerning and ...
This book provides a fresh perspective on the biblical messages of "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" and "The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Sandie Freed, 2010
8
Crushing on a Capulet: (Romeo & Juliet)
When Devin and Frankie are sucked into a Shakespeare play, they try to unite two young lovers from warring families When their teacher assigns Devin and Frankie the lead roles in their class production of Romeo and Juliet, the two best ...
Tony Abbott, 2014
9
Killer Poker Online/2: Advanced Strategies For Crushing The ...
He rests secure in his position as one of poker's premier teachers. --Barry Shulman, publisher, Card Player magazine Don't lend this book to anyone--you'll never get it back! --Annie Duke, 2004 WSOP Tournament of Champions winner
John Vorhaus, 2006
10
Mensa Crosswords for the Super Smart: 72 Cranium-Crushing ...
You always said you were smart.
Frank Longo, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRUSHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crushing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Apple Watch 'collapsing sales' report actually shows Apple is …
Apple Watch 'collapsing sales' report actually shows Apple is crushing smartwatch sector. By Daniel Eran Dilger Tuesday, July 07, 2015, 11:01 ... «Apple Insider, Jul 15»
2
11-year-old Minnesota girl crushing records on boys baseball team
An 11-year-old girl is putting up some serious numbers and writing records for a boys baseball team. But what's even more impressive is that ... «FOX 9 News, Jul 15»
3
NZD/USD: Kiwi Crushing Overdone?
The NZD/USD's long-term downward trend has accelerated in the past couple of months. It has been driven lower by a number of factors, ... «Action Forex, Jul 15»
4
200-year-old tree topples over in Summit, crushing cars (VIDEO)
SUMMIT — A 200-year-old tree apparently rotted with age fell over and crushed two cars Tuesday, CBS 2 New York reported. The historic oak ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
5
VIDEO: Tree falls during storm, crushing house
A family of six is safe after an enormous tree fell over on top of their Sunset Bay cottage. The tree fell during a storm that rolled through Western ... «WKBW-TV, Jul 15»
6
Maharashtra sugar mills deal 'crushing' blow; FRP a bitter pill
He said for the crushing season 2015-16, the FRP is fixed at Rs 2,300 per tonne for 9.5 per cent recovery. Bank valuation for sugar stands at Rs ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
7
LITTLE LEAGUE: Marysville crushing it in District 2 tournament
Amarius Taylor did it all for the Marysville major baseball all-stars on Sunday at the District 2 tournament in Live Oak. «Appeal-Democrat, Jul 15»
8
Eurozone sets Sunday deadline for Greece financing deal
... 20 payment and — most important for Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras — action down the road to relieve Greece's crushing debt burden. «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
9
Nothing artificial about Djokovic's crushing win
People observe the minute silence for the victims of the shooting in Tunisia last week, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in ... «Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News, Jul 15»
10
North-east animal feed firm invests £600000 in oilseed crushing plant
A north-east animal feed firm has invested more than £600,000 in a new plant for crushing oilseeds. Oldmeldrum-based Norvite says the new ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»

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