verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of squash1
Synonyms for squash
noun, plural squash·es, (especially collectively) squash.
Origin of squash2
Examples from the Web for squash
Contemporary Examples of squash
The salmon is presented atop a mound of sautéed vegetables: mushrooms, peppers, squash, onions, leafy greens, and herbs.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café
Jane & Michael Stern
August 4, 2014
There is increasing evidence that Assad is working with ISIS to squash the Free Syrian Army.America's Allies Are Funding ISIS
June 14, 2014
Headache—Take the rinds of a couple of lemons and squash it into a paste.Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion
January 21, 2014
All this testing is serving to squash creativity and the excitement of learning.A Teach for America Alum On How Testing Is Hurting Our Kids
October 9, 2013
In addition to Central Park, they have new raised bed gardens on the rooftop with basil, sage, thyme, tomatoes, and squash.Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives
August 3, 2013
Historical Examples of squash
Under his squash hat his hair is rather plentiful and rather grey.The Pigeon (Third Series Plays)
And they've et up all the summer squash and all the cream-pie.
One day I cooked a squash, putting the parings in a swill pail.Old Rail Fence Corners
I guess it must be squash, for he likes mam-ma's squash pies so much.Pages for Laughing Eyes
Cranberry sauce an' roast potatoes, an' squash to go with him.A Son of the City
Herman Gastrell Seely
Word Origin for squash
noun plural squashes or squash US and Canadian
Word Origin for squash
"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).