squished; squishing; squishes

transitive verb

: squash
squished the bug
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.
Recent Examples on the Web But there are some suspenseful and mildly violent scenes — explosions, characters getting squished, etc. — that might be scary for the youngest viewers. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 The Sims 4 has a set of Murphy beds, which can open on a Sim and squish them to death. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 2 June 2023 Two locking clips keep the box securely closed, and the hard plastic material prevents the sandwich from getting squished in your kid’s lunch box. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 31 July 2023 Thousands are blanketing roads at a time, resulting in slippery driving conditions when squished by car tires. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 June 2023 The brand specializes in athletic and casual footwear that's designed to squish down to easily slip on, without having to bend over or use hands at all. Rebecca Norris, Woman's Day Magazine, 3 June 2023 After being squished, the protein acts like a sponge—soaking up the sauce, taking it from wallflower to life of the party. Nina Moskowitz, Bon Appétit, 19 July 2023 As the bin filled, city workers would hit a lever on the side of the truck to bring down a packer, squishing and compacting the bags and usually releasing more stench from the already stinky garbage. Greg Garrison | , al, 1 Aug. 2023 Toe box: There is arguably nothing worse than having your toes squished while trying to log some miles. Emily Becker, Women's Health, 31 July 2023 See More

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Word History


alteration of squash

First Known Use

circa 1647, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of squish was circa 1647

Dictionary Entries Near squish

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“Squish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squish. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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