Pronunciation: (bōn'krush"ing), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/bone-crushing.html on line 71 [key]
1. powerful or constricting enough to crush one's bones: a bone-crushing handshake.
2. extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.: a bone-crushing mortgage.
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