[verb] come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists" Synonyms:oppress, suppress
[verb] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon" Synonyms:squash, squelch, mash, squeeze
[verb] come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game" Synonyms:beat, beat out, shell, trounce, vanquish
[verb] break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
[verb] humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her" Synonyms:smash, demolish