verb (used with object)
to press into a flat mass or pulp; crush:
She squashed the flower under her heel.
to suppress or put down; quash.
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.
verb (used without object)
to be pressed into a flat mass or pulp.
(of a soft, heavy body) to fall heavily.
to make a splashing sound; splash.
to be capable of being or likely to be squashed:
Tomatoes squash easily.
to squeeze or crowd; crush.
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:
to press or squeeze or be pressed or squeezed in or down so as to crush, distort, or pulp
(transitive) to suppress or overcome
(transitive) to humiliate or crush (a person), esp with a disconcerting retort
(intransitive) to make a sucking, splashing, or squelching sound
often foll by in or into. to enter or insert in a confined space
(Brit) 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
noun (US & Canadian) (pl) squashes, squash
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
- Squash knife
noun a cutting tool made from the scapula of a mammal in more primitive times, esp. by Native Americans for use on soft vegetables Word Origin 1917
noun 1. the larva of a clearwing moth, Melittia satyriniformis, that bores into the stems of squash and related plants.
adjective, squashier, squashiest. 1. easily squashed; pulpy. 2. soft and wet, as the ground after rain. 3. having a squashed appearance. adjective squashier, squashiest 1. easily squashed; pulpy: a squashy peach 2. soft and wet; marshy: squashy ground 3. having a squashed appearance: a squashy face
noun 1. a form of strappado in which the victim, with arms bound behind and feet heavily weighted, was jerked up and down at the end of a rope passed under the arms.