1 compress, crush, distort, flatten, mash, pound, press, pulp, smash, stamp on, trample down
2 annihilate, crush, humiliate, put down (slang) put (someone) in his (or her) place, quash, quell, silence, sit on (informal) suppress
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squash ( squashes plural & 3rd person present) ( squashing present participle) ( squashed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If someone or something is squashed, they are pressed or crushed with such force that they become injured or lose their shape.
Robert was lucky to escape with just a broken foot after being squashed against a fence by a car... be V-ed prep
Whole neighbourhoods have been squashed flat by shelling... be V-ed adj
She made clay models and squashed them flat again. V n adj
2 adj If people or things are squashed into a place, they are put or pushed into a place where there is not enough room for them to be.
v-link ADJ into n
The stage is squashed into a small corner of the field.
3 n-sing If you say that getting a number of people into a small space is a squash, you mean that it is only just possible for them all to get into it.
INFORMAL a N
It all looked a bit of a squash as they squeezed inside the small hatchback.
4 verb If you squash something that is causing you trouble, you put a stop to it, often by force.
The troops would stay in position to squash the first murmur of trouble. V n
5 n-uncount Squash is a game in which two players hit a small rubber ball against the walls of a court using rackets.
6 n-mass Squash is a drink made from fruit juice, sugar, and water. Squash is sold in bottles in a concentrated form to which you add water.
...a glass of orange squash.
7 n-var A squash is one of a family of vegetables that have thick skin and soft or firm flesh inside.
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