to silence or disconcert (someone), as with a crushing retort or emotional or psychological pressure.
to press forcibly against or cram into a small space; squeeze.
to be pressed into a flat mass or pulp.
(of a soft, heavy body) to fall heavily.
the act or sound of squashing.
the fact of squashing or of being squashed.
something squashed or crushed.
something soft and easily crushed.
Also called squash racquets. a game for two or four persons, similar to racquets but played on a smaller court and with a racket having a round head and a long handle.
Also called squash tennis. a game for two persons, resembling squash racquets except that the ball is larger and livelier and the racket is shaped like a tennis racket.
British. a beverage made from fruit juice and soda water: lemon squash.
- squasher, noun
- un·squashed, adjective
Other definitions for squash (2 of 2)
the fruit of any of various vinelike, tendril-bearing plants belonging to the genus Curcurbita, of the gourd family, as C. moschata or C. pepo, used as a vegetable.
any of these plants.
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How to use squash in a sentence
We liked this best with small kabocha squash, but you can use a variety of small squash for visual impact.Vegetarian and vegan main dishes to anchor your Thanksgiving menu | Becky Krystal, Kari Sonde | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Remove the foil and push the squash and carrots together in the center of the pan.This vegetarian Thanksgiving is a one-pan feast: Stuffed squash with broccolini and carrots | Joe Yonan | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Arrange the squash on a large rimmed baking sheet, leaving as much space among the halves as possible.This vegetarian Thanksgiving is a one-pan feast: Stuffed squash with broccolini and carrots | Joe Yonan | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
How to appreciate spaghetti squash without always pretending it’s pastaLet’s take tempeh.This vegan Bolognese is full of familiar, comforting flavors | Joe Yonan | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
Savage took a close look at the stems, leaves and pumpkins and then compared them to those from other large squashes.
Hakeemullah squashed that rumor when his tape that announced the Times Square attack was released.Pakistani Taliban Leader Hakeemullah Mehsud Killed In U.S. Drone Strike | Bill Roggio | November 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Suspicion squashed, Brodie began dreaming the dream of dating Martha.
He refused to budge, and Anne retreated further from public view squashed by his bullying and domineering manner.
A brief recovery around 2006 was pretty much squashed by the financial crisis.Why a BA is Now a Ticket to A Job in a Coffee Shop | Megan McArdle | March 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in 2009, McGillis squashed that urban legend in an interview with the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
She's very pretty, but towards the end of the evening she looked rather like a squashed tomato, I thought.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
An' squashed 'em flat—an' picked them up—an' packed 'em in my trunk!With the Colors | Everard Jack Appleton
We climbed the trees and cut our names, we sucked the sap of the box elder and squashed poke berries for war paint.Bill's School and Mine | William Suddards Franklin
We shall have to protect them, they being now British subjects, and when we have squashed the Zulus, the Boers will turn on us.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
The food Katy had fixed was wonderful, though rather squashed on account of all the costumes being on top of it in the kit-bag.Us and the Bottleman | Edith Ballinger Price
British Dictionary definitions for squash (1 of 2)
to press or squeeze or be pressed or squeezed in or down so as to crush, distort, or pulp
(tr) to suppress or overcome
(tr) to humiliate or crush (a person), esp with a disconcerting retort
(intr) to make a sucking, splashing, or squelching sound
(often foll by in or into) to enter or insert in a confined space
British a still drink made from fruit juice or fruit syrup diluted with water
a crush, esp of people in a confined space
something that is squashed
the act or sound of squashing or the state of being squashed
Also called: squash rackets, squash racquets a game for two or four players played in an enclosed court with a small rubber ball and light long-handled rackets. The ball may be hit against any of the walls but must hit the facing wall at a point above a horizontal line: See also rackets
Also called: squash tennis a similar game played with larger rackets and a larger pneumatic ball
- squasher, noun
British Dictionary definitions for squash (2 of 2)
any of various marrow-like cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Cucurbita, esp C. pepo and C. moschata, the fruits of which have a hard rind surrounding edible flesh
the fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable
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