\ ˈskwish How to pronounce squish (audio) \
squished; squishing; squishes

Definition of squish

transitive verb

1 : squash squished the bug
2 : squelch, suck

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Other Words from squish

squish noun

Examples of squish in a Sentence

The cake accidentally got squished. We squished together to make more room. We managed to squish four people in the backseat of the car. His wet shoes squished when he walked.
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Recent Examples on the Web While fish require hours of careful dissection, tiny snails are easy to squish. Sabrina Imbler, The Atlantic, "An Epic Journey to Adulthood Begins in the Intestines of a Deep-Sea Fish," 16 Feb. 2021 Add drained tofu, then massage and squish to mush tofu and combine well. Andrea Nguyen, WSJ, "Don’t Want to Go (Entirely) Meatless? Try These Recipes," 30 Dec. 2020 In a small bowl, squish together the butter and flour to make a thick paste. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "One-pot braised chicken features silky late-summer peppers," 18 Sep. 2020 Perhaps all the people who have tried to climb inside Judd’s installations—squish themselves under stacks, or between slabs—are seeking some kind of footing, too. Leslie Jamison, The Atlantic, "The Beating Pulse of Donald Judd," 31 Aug. 2020 Their rectilinear structures tempted children and adults alike, whether to squish their bodies between elements of a wall progression, climb inside a channel piece, or crouch beneath a single stack. Leslie Jamison, The Atlantic, "The Beating Pulse of Donald Judd," 31 Aug. 2020 Seal the bag, pressing out excess air, and squish the contents around with your fingers to distribute the marinade evenly. Washington Post, "Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Mozzarella Melts," 1 July 2020 From roll-up visors, pliable raffias and flexible straws, to floppy bucket hats, there’s a topper to squish in every suitcase and suit every price point this season. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "11 Stylish (and Packable!) Sun Hats to Wear All Summer Long," 22 May 2019 Every day our cones are being driven over, plowed down and violently squished in our school zones... Dallas News, "All this police officer wants for his city is to stay safe - and laugh. He’s pulling it off.," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of squish

circa 1647, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for squish

alteration of squash

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The first known use of squish was circa 1647

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25 Feb 2021

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“Squish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squish. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of squish

: to press (something) into a flatter shape
: to move into a space that is tight or crowded
: to make the sound that is made when something very wet is pressed, stepped on, etc.

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