Synonyms and Antonyms of squash

  1. 1 to cause to become a pulpy mass the sort of person who couldn't even squash a bug Synonyms mash, pulp, crushRelated Words press, squeeze; beat, pound, powder, pulverize

  2. 2 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force squashed any effort to reform the country's power structure Synonyms clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, silence, slap down, snuff (out), quell, squelch, subdue, suppressRelated Words douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote

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to criticize severely

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