Have a crush on

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"to have a crush on somebody"

Meaning: to like somebody that one is not currently in a romantic relationship and in a way that is often secret or not known by the other person

Similar Expressions
  • I have a crush on her.
  • I like her.
  • I am in love with her.
  • I am into her.
When do we use it?

This phrase is used to show that a person likes another person romantically, but we can only use it when the two people are not currently in a relationship.
  • Mark has a crush on Jane. He should ask her out.
We cannot use this phrase when we are dating or married. When we are dating or married, then we use "in love with".
  • I have a crush on my wife.
  • I am in love with my wife.
"A crush" is often a secret, but it does not have to be.
  • Don't tell anybody, but I have a big crush on Sally.
  • Everybody knows that you have a crush on Bill.
How do we use it?

Use this sentence pattern - "Subject + have/has a crush on + person…".
  • I have to confess. I have a crush on you.
  • He had a crush on her in high school.
We can also ask questions with this phrase.
  • Who do you have a crush on these days?
  • Does he have a crush on me?
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