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    Question Question regarding the opposite to a well known word

    I think everyone knows the word "crush".

    It is used to describe infatuation towards a person.

    (to have a crush on someone).

    The question however is:

    What does one call the person that is "being crushed on" ?

    Is there one (widely accepted and well known) word for this ?

    I couldn't find one (neither in english nor in my main language, german).

    Thanks for replies in advance:

    Pasc

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    Re: Question regarding the opposite to a well known word

    We don't really have one. "The object of his/her crush" is what that person is. Some people might describe them as a "victim" of that crush!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question regarding the opposite to a well known word

    In the US, you might refer to that person as the "crush."

    For example, at your 20th high school reunion, you see a man and remark to your spouse "Oh my goodness! That's Bill Jones. He was my high school crush. All through freshman biology, I kept hoping he'd notice me."

    But oddly, we seem to do that only looking backwards. If my daughter liked someone right now, I wouldn't call him her crush. I'd only call him that 10 years from now.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Question regarding the opposite to a well known word

    not a teacher

    With a bit of luck, the object of a major crush might become your main squeeze.

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    Re: Question regarding the opposite to a well known word

    Welcome to the forum, pasc.

    Please note that a better title would have been The person "being crushed on".

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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