Crush, n. 1. A violent collision or compression; a crash; destruction; ruin.
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.Addison.
2. Violent pressure, as of a crowd; a crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a
crush at a reception.
Crush hat, a hat which collapses, and can be carried under the arm, and when expanded is held in shape by springs; hence, any hat not injured by compressing. --
Crush room, a large room in a theater, opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
Politics leave very little time for the bow window at White's in the day, or for the crush room of the opera at night.Macaulay.
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