\ 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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In a city where the past rises up so forcefully around you even the kids couldn’t miss the significance—and incredible challenge—of having three of the most important religious sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims squished into one acre of land. Bliss Broyard, Condé Nast Traveler, "I Took My Kids Out Of School for Three Months to Travel," 13 July 2018 Ichthyosaurs of this age (Early Jurassic) are usually ‘pancaked’, meaning that they are squished so that the original structure of the skull is either not preserved or is distorted or damaged. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How Modern Tech Solved the Mystery Behind This Ancient Reptile's Skull," 9 Jan. 2019 The ages are slightly squished because Catherine would have been there when Henry was much younger. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Laura Carmichael on Why the World of The Spanish Princess Is "So Much More Dangerous" Than Downton," 5 May 2019 For our 2018 SELF Fitness Awards, our editors tested a number of high-impact bras looking for the best options that kept us supported (but not squished!) throughout even the sweatiest workout. SELF, "The 6 Best New Sports Bras for High-Impact Workouts," 12 Nov. 2018 There are many sizes, shapes and varieties of these squishy toys that kids can hang on their backpacks, collect and well, squish. 24. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 top holiday gifts for kids (and adults), recommended by local, independent toy stores," 7 Dec. 2017 Crawling through it was simultaneously claustrophobic and soothing, the expanse of the identical mattresses like a plush, monochromatic play space or a padded chamber turned on its side and squished. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Paola Pivi’s Transporting Exhibition Is a Whimsical Comment on Dark Realities," 15 Nov. 2018 The latter seems designed specifically for co-op play, requiring someone to run in the path of a trap, then grab and immediately throw the idol before it's squished by a massive, level-smashing barricade. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The 16 surprising new games that made PAX West an absolute blast," 9 Sep. 2018 The Skwish is a wooden rattler and teether in one, and lets babies squish and shake to their heart’s content. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Here’s How Joanna Gaines Celebrated Crew’s First Major Milestone," 15 Jan. 2019

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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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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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