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squish

[ skwish ]
/ skwɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to squeeze or squash.
verb (used without object)
(of water, soft mud, etc.) to make a gushing or splashing sound when walked in or on: The soaking wet sneakers squished as he walked.
noun
a squishing sound: the squish of footsteps on wet leaves.
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Origin of squish

First recorded in 1640–50; alteration of squash1
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British Dictionary definitions for squish

squish
/ (skwɪʃ) /

verb
(tr) to crush, esp so as to make a soft splashing noise
(intr) (of mud, etc) to make a splashing noisethe ground squishes as you tread
noun
a soft squashing soundthe ripe peach fell with a squish

Word Origin for squish

C17: of imitative origin
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