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

Definition of squish

transitive verb

1 : squash squished the bug
2 : squelch, suck

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Simply squish and shape the jelly board into different pictures. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 25 Apr. 2022 The big twist involves the mistreated EPK guy, Scott (Nick Kocher), who’s forgotten for such long stretches of the movie that his triumphant redemption becomes just another desperate attempt to squish the whole mess into a story. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Mar. 2022 Luckily, all choose to squish Christian's cheeks and stand in awe as none are swallowed up into the pits of hell. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 21 Mar. 2022 Be sure to squish all butter pieces before adding water. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Form each piece of chorizo into a log that is the length of the date and squish it onto the Manchego. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 24 Nov. 2021 In the Permian, the planet's continents started to squish together to form the supercontinent Pangea, and the era ended with the largest mass extinction in Earth's history. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Nov. 2021 For as long as there has been a fashion industry in the United States there have been attempts to pigeonhole it and squish it into manageable form. New York Times, 9 Sep. 2021 Check the undersides of the leaves and squish any bright yellow/orange insect egg sacks. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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8 May 2022

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“Squish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squish. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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