An insect is squashed with a “sound like a burst of static.”
But in 2009, McGillis squashed that urban legend in an interview with the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
Just talk to the thousands who have been squashed like road kill.
Hakeemullah squashed that rumor when his tape that announced the Times Square attack was released.
Marise knew that Mrs. Mooney wouldn't have cared if her hair had come down or her funny old bonnet had been squashed flat.
I am not going to elbow myself about and be squashed flat for their pleasure.
Her shapely fingernails reddened by the blood of squashed lice from the children's shirts.
It will be easier, however, when I know you have squashed all about Pam.
One who struck Lylda, he squashed upon the flagstones of the street with his thumb.
A few more inches to the left, and he would have fallen on and squashed it flat.
"to crush," 1560s, from Old French esquasser "to crush," from Vulgar Latin *exquassare, from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + quassare "to shatter" (see quash "to crush"). Related: Squashed; squashing. The racket game is first recorded by that name in 1886, originally it was the name of the soft rubber ball used in it.
"gourd fruit," 1640s, shortened borrowing from Narraganset (Algonquian) askutasquash, literally "the green things that may be eaten raw," from askut "green, raw" + asquash "eaten," in which the -ash is a plural affix (cf. succotash).