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1squash

verb \ˈskwäsh, ˈskwsh\

: to press (something) into a flat or flatter shape

: to stop (something) from continuing by doing or saying something

: to move into a space that is very tight or crowded

Full Definition of SQUASH

transitive verb
1
:  to press or beat into a pulp or a flat mass :  crush
2
:  put down, suppress <squash a revolt>
intransitive verb
1
:  to flatten out under pressure or impact
2
:  to proceed with a splashing or squelching sound <squash through the mud>
3
:  squeeze, press
squash·er noun

Examples of SQUASH

  1. He squashed his nose against the window.
  2. His poor performance squashed any hope he had of a promotion.
  3. The boss squashed my idea immediately.
  4. Someone had squashed all the ribbons together in one box.

Origin of SQUASH

alteration of Middle English squachen to crush, annul, from Anglo-French esquacher, from Old French es- ex- + quachier to hide from view, from Vulgar Latin *coacticare to press together — more at cache
First Known Use: 1565

2squash

noun

Definition of SQUASH

1
obsolete :  something soft and easily crushed; specifically :  an unripe pod of peas
2
:  the sudden fall of a heavy soft body or the sound of such a fall
3
:  squelch 1
4
:  a crushed mass
5
British :  sweetened citrus fruit juice often served with added soda water
6
:  a singles or doubles game played in a 4-wall court with a long-handled racket and a rubber ball that can be hit off any number of walls

First Known Use of SQUASH

1590

3squash

adverb

Definition of SQUASH

:  with a squash or a squashing sound

First Known Use of SQUASH

1766

4squash

noun
plural squash·es or squash

Definition of SQUASH

:  any of various fruits of plants (genus Cucurbita) of the gourd family widely cultivated as vegetables; also :  a plant and especially a vine that bears squashes — compare summer squash, winter squash

Origin of SQUASH

by shortening & alteration from earlier isquoutersquash, from Narragansett askútasquash
First Known Use: 1634

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

squash

noun \ˈskwäsh, ˈskwsh\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SQUASH

:  a bit of tissue crushed between a slide and cover glass and stained in situ especially for cytological study of chromosomes

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