crushing burden

crushing burden

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  • crushing — [[t]krʌ̱ʃɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) A crushing defeat, burden, or disappointment is a very great or severe one. ...since their crushing defeat in the local elections. ...a crushing burden of debt... His loss would be a crushing blow to… …   English dictionary

  • crushing — adjective 1 very hard to deal with, and making you lose hope and confidence: the crushing burden of debt | crushing blow (=something that makes you lose hope and confidence): Failing his final exams was a crushing blow. | crushing defeat: his… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crushing — crush|ing [ˈkrʌʃıŋ] adj [usually before noun] 1.) very 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burden — Synonyms and related words: Spenserian stanza, accommodation, add, adjoin, affix, afflict, affliction, agglutinate, agitate, albatross, allegiance, amount, anacrusis, annex, antistrophe, append, arraignability, arraignableness, assigned task,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • burden — I n. 1) to bear, carry, shoulder a burden 2) to impose, place a burden on smb. 3) to alleviate, lighten, relieve a burden 4) to share a burden 5) to distribute a burden equitably 6) a crushing, heavy, onerous burden 7) a financial; tax burden 8)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • burden — noun 1 responsibility/worry ADJECTIVE ▪ enormous, great, heavy, huge, onerous, significant, substantial, terrible, tremendous ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Crushing — Crush Crush (kr[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crushed} (kr[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crushing}.] [OE. cruschen, crousshen, Of. cruisir, croissir, fr. LL. cruscire, prob. of Ger. origin, from a derivative of the word seen in Goth. kruistan to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crushing — adj. Crushing is used with these nouns: ↑blow, ↑burden, ↑defeat, ↑disappointment, ↑grip, ↑victory …   Collocations dictionary

  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium

  • woe — Synonyms and related words: abomination, aching heart, affliction, agony, agony of mind, anguish, atrocity, bad, bale, bane, befoulment, bemoaning, bewailing, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, bitterness, bleeding heart,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ZIONISM — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the word and its meaning forerunners ḤIBBAT ZION ROOTS OF ḤIBBAT ZION background to the emergence of the movement the beginnings of the movement PINSKER S AUTOEMANCIPATION settlement… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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