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

Definition of squish

transitive verb

1 : squash squished the bug

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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 The household variety are non-venomous and small enough to squish with a single finger. Elizabeth Horkley, Quartz, "Our obsession with insects in horror films says a lot about our fear of destroying the planet," 30 Oct. 2019 As Matt Kirwan walks through Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge, his rubber boots begin to squish. Tik Root, Time, "Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change," 7 Oct. 2019 Commuters squished into one another wear backpacks, earbuds and thousand-yard stares. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Metro is running fewer Expo Line trains. Riders say they feel like sardines," 22 Sep. 2019 Unlike most other pie doughs, this one calls for squishing ½-inch chunks between your fingers. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "Lemon Meringue Pie Is the Only Thing on the Thanksgiving Table I Care About," 5 Nov. 2019 The merino-nylon-Lycra blend is thick and soft, with comfortable squish underfoot and compression at the heel, arch, ankle, and lower calf that keeps the Micro Crew from sliding down and bunching. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Plenty Comfortable and Good Looking to Boot, These are the Best Hiking Socks," 23 Sep. 2019 Neutron stars owe their existence to the repulsive force produced when matter is squished together so tightly that the individual electrons are forced to occupy the same quantum state — something expressly forbidden in quantum mechanics. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "The Fuzzball Fix for a Black Hole Paradox," 23 June 2015 Final APIs for developers were locked down in Beta 4, so Beta 5 and 6 are mostly about squishing bugs and polishing up the final interface. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google releases the 6th and final beta for Android Q," 7 Aug. 2019 In all, the shifting surface is squishing and pulling the region in a myriad of ways, sparking the rise of volcanoes both on and offshore. National Geographic, "Six underwater volcanoes found hiding in plain sight," 2 Aug. 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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Last Updated

10 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Squish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squish. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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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