Crush and Suppress


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Crush verb – To put a stop to (something) by the use of force.
Usage example: the government is doing everything to crush the latest guerrilla uprising

Suppress is a synonym for crush in continue topic. In some cases you can use "Suppress" instead a verb "Crush", when it comes to topics like humiliate, engulf, defeating soundly. popular alternative
Nearby Words: crushed, crushing, crusher
Synonyms for Crush


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Suppress verb – To put a stop to (something) by the use of force.
Usage example: nothing could suppress the rising tide of protest against the dictator's latest injustices

Crush is a synonym for suppress in subdue topic. You can use "Crush" instead a verb "Suppress", if it concerns topics such as continue, restrain, engulf. popular alternative
Nearby Words: suppression, suppressing, suppressor, suppressant
Synonyms for Suppress

Common collocations

force crush force suppress force
part crush part suppress part
rebellion crush rebellion suppress rebellion
everyone crush everyone suppress everyone
Other nouns: forces, enemies, rebellions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Vasiht'h's roommate Jahir is an Eldritch, whose culture tries to suppress all sexuality and he has a crush on his cousin, which makes him try even harder at repressing his desires.
    Source: Asexuality
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