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crush

Vet science a construction designed to confine and limit the movement of an animal, esp a large or dangerous animal, for examination or to perform a procedure on it
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crush

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(metallurgy)
Casting defect caused by damage to the mold before pouring the metal.
(mining engineering)
A general settlement of the strata above a coal mine due to failure of pillars; generally accompanied by numerous local falls of roof in mine workings.
To reduce ore or quartz by stamps, crushers, or rolls.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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WITH an unsympathetic central character, a hammy performance at its heart and a crushingly rote final act, there's very little to like about Richard Gere's latest movie.
It's crushingly fast, offers the keen driver real options at the wheel, yet can trundle up a motorway while showing better than 45mpg on the computer.
''It is crushingly sad to see him afflicted with Alzheimer's but indulging those feelings does not help him,'' Campbell wrote, adding, ''I am his wife and no one wants him home more than me but I must do what is in his best interest.''
SEBASTIAN Vettel expressed his sadness at the end of what has been a crushingly dominant, record-breaking campaign.
New songs including Rise Up and Native Blood were immense and melodic, but crushingly heavy, backed with thunderous blast beats.
Bulgaria's prime minister has furiously slammed expectations that Brussels is about to issue a crushingly critical report for the country's alleged failure to reform its courts, reduce corruption, and fight organized crime.
Further chapters also explore the crushingly high divorce rate in America, and what factors constitute a successful marriage as well as what erodes an unsuccessful marriage.
After the manically adrenaline-fuelled March, the death-welcoming finale was crushingly rendered - and a handful of people who obviously didn't possess an atom of sensitivity between them exploded into applause the nano-second Jurowski quietly signalled the end of the last fading heartbeat.
Everton is desperate for an injection of cash,after a crushingly disappointing season that saw the club finish in seventeenth place with its lowest-ever points haul.The club needs fundamental rebuilding,both of its team and stadium,if it is to compete realistically in the Premiership.
The curators, who in the organization of the show avoided allusion to either psycho analytic theories of subject formation or the more recent work by such critics as Foucault that blasts psychoanalysis's fetishization of childhood, acknowledged simply that "childhood can also be a time of transition and uncertainty"-a crushingly banal observation at best.
"The island was crushingly tedious a lot of the time and we desperately needed some diversion."