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crushing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrushingcrush‧ing /ˈkrʌʃɪŋ/ adjective [usually before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 UNPLEASANTvery hard to deal with, and making you lose hope and confidence 🔊 The Eighth Army had suffered a crushing defeat. 🔊 Failing his final exams was a crushing blow (=made him lose hope and confidence). 🔊 the crushing burden of debt2 CRITICIZEa crushing remark, reply etc contains a very strong criticismcrushingly adverb 🔊 ‘That’s fairly obvious, ’ she replied crushingly.
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crushingFormby suffered a crushing 10 wicket defeat at home to local rivals Southport.And the really crushing blow came when the owner of his star performer, Joveworth, removed the horse from the yard.Republicans in the state suffered a crushing defeat in last month's elections.He had felt betrayed by the visit, after hoping to be lifted out of his crushing depression by it.crushing defeatThere were similar warnings in the 1980s after a crushing defeat for the separatists in the1980 referendum.
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