\ˈskwish \
squished; squishing; squishes

Definition of squish 

transitive verb

1 : squash squished the bug

2 : squelch, suck

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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 the passenger seat, Juris did the same, his spit and laughter catching on the breeze while Rikki sat squished in the middle. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 Just squeeze a few different colors of washable paint into plastic sealable bags. Seal them up, tape them to the windows and let the kids squish the colors together right through the plastic. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A preschool teacher shares 7 great ideas to keep the kids busy during Thanksgiving prep," 15 Nov. 2017 So many of them also give me monolash — just like how sports bras give you monoboob, so many mascaras squish my lashes together to become one spackled unit. The Cut, "5 Women Road-Test Glossier’s New Mascara," 10 May 2018 But 20 hours squished like a sausage in coach may be too much to handle, regardless of the latest air circulation technology in that A350. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Always Choose the 20-Hour Flight," 27 Apr. 2018 If my leaves are looking lacy, look for rose slugs on the underside of my leaves and squish them. Rita Perwich, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Send the right blooming messages to your roses," 5 July 2018 The GoGirl has a friendly looking design and squishes down to the size of a golf ball. Anna Callaghan, Outside Online, "Our Favorite Pee Funnels," 6 June 2018 Bonus: squish the heads down to let out their delectable inside juices (sorry). Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "The Shrimpiest Shrimp Risotto That Ever Shrimped," 13 Mar. 2018 Scrape them off and dump in a rain barrel or squish them between your fingers. Sally Mccabe, Philly.com, "June 15-21: In the garden, it's time to…," 15 June 2018

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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 reject or criticize sharply

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