compress or squeeze forcefully so as to break, damage, or distort in shape.
the front of his car was crushed in the collision
squash,squeeze,press,compress,pulp,mash,macerate,mangle,flatten,trample on,tread on,squidge,splat,smush,pulverize,pound,grind,break up,smash,shatter,crumble,crunch,splinter,mill,pestle,triturate,comminute,bray,levigate,powderize,kibble
a crowd of people pressed closely together.
a number of youngsters fainted in the crush