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Definition of crushing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

crushing

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈkrʌʃɪŋ//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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used to emphasize how bad or severe something is a crushing defeat in the election The shipyard has been dealt another crushing blow with the failure to win this contract.
 
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