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 for To crush out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crush \Crush\ (kr[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crushed
     (kr[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crushing.] [OE. cruschen,
     crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of
     Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth.
     kruistan to gnash; akin to Sw. krysta to squeeze, Dan.
     kryste, Icel. kreysta.]
     1. To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so
        as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts,
        or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
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              Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is
              bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut. --Lev. xxii.
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              The ass . . . thrust herself unto the wall, and
              crushed Balaam's foot against the wall. --Num. xxii.
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     2. To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to
        comminute; as, to crush quartz.
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     3. To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down,
        as by an incumbent weight.
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              To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
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              Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again. --Bryant.
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     4. To oppress or burden grievously.
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              Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway.
                                                    xxviii. 33.
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     5. To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
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              Speedily overtaking and crushing the rebels. --Sir.
                                                    W. Scott.
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     6. to subdue or overwhelm (a person) by argument or a cutting
        remark; to cause (a person) to feel chagrin or
        humiliation; to squelch.
     To crush a cup, to drink. [Obs.]
     To crush out.
        (a) To force out or separate by pressure, as juice from
        (b) To overcome or destroy completely; to suppress.
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