\ 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 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 Scientists began to observe cockroaches as they were squished, trying to get a sense of how these sneaky little insects manage to squeeze through tight cracks and withstand heavy loads (like the crush of a human foot). Kelly Mayes, Science | AAAS, "Watch a human try to crush this cockroach-inspired robot—and fail," 31 July 2019 Sinatra says that a contact pressure (the force created by two objects pushing away from each other) of 1 kilopascals (kPa) or more could potentially squish the fragile jellies. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Cool New Robot Can Grab Squishy Fish Without Hurting Them," 28 Aug. 2019 Most people have a tendency to over-squish them, says Nakayama. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "Master Class: Michelin-starred n/naka chefs on how to make the perfect onigiri," 13 June 2019 Mario bounces off the squished remains with a gentle hop. Quanta Magazine, "Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious," 19 Sep. 2017 SuperView takes a taller, 4:3 image, then squishes it and applies anti-distortion, in-camera, to produce a 16:9 image that gets way more of you in the frame. Brent Rose, The Verge, "DJI Osmo Action review: giving GoPro real competition," 5 Aug. 2019 The point is to NOT squish them and release the pheromones that only attract more JBs. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Blundering Gardener: Readers share observations about fireflies and the dreaded Japanese beetles," 3 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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12 Nov 2019

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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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