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

Definition of smoosh

transitive verb

1 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.
2 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

First Known Use of smoosh

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Smoosh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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