ˈsmu̇sh How to pronounce smoosh (audio)
smooshed; smooshing; smooshes

transitive verb

chiefly US, informal : to press (something, such as food) into a pulp or a flat shape : squash, mash
Top with a handful of cheese curds, smooshing them down so they start getting gooey.Andrew Z. Galarneau
Maybe McDonald's food isn't the best thing for you, but roasted goose liver smooshed up with truffles isn't either.P. J. O'Rourke
She smooshed her face against the glass.
chiefly US, informal : to press or force (someone or something) into a small space
They smooshed us all into one room.
Their clothes were all smooshed together in one tiny closet.
As the Gulfstream set gets sweeter amenities, some of those perks do trickle down to us peons smooshed in row 97.Aarian Marshall
The game looks just like the desktop version, though the user interface and buttons are all smooshed into a mobile screen.Julia Lee

Examples of smoosh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cook sausage in a skillet, and smoosh it with a potato masher to break it up. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 22 Mar. 2024 The unofficial and optional last step is to smoosh the whole thing down a bit to break the chips up a little and make the beast of a sandwich more manageable to bite. Ann Taylor Pittman, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 To release lavender’s volatile oils, smoosh the lavender into the water. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 9 June 2023 The density of this bizarre object becomes so great that even atoms cannot withstand the crush, and their protons and electrons smoosh together to become neutrons. Duncan Lorimer, Scientific American, 1 Apr. 2018 Don’t smoosh the two titles into a single word. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2022 Remove onion and then smoosh the cooked garlic with a fork and then stir into the sauce. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 1 Aug. 2022 The goal isn’t to smoosh all the nuance of a full examination into an app. Boone Ashworth, Wired, 19 July 2021 Davies is attempting to smoosh a hundred different stories into 85 minutes. Michael Phillips,, 2 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of smoosh was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Smoosh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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