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squash 1

 (skwŏsh, skwôsh)
n.
1. Any of various bushy or vining plants of the genus Cucurbita, having unisexual flowers and fleshy edible fruit with a thick rind when mature.
2. The fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable.

[From alteration of Narragansett askútasquash.]

squash 2

 (skwŏsh, skwôsh)
v. squashed, squash·ing, squash·es
v.tr.
1. To beat, squeeze, or press into a pulp or a flattened mass; crush. See Synonyms at crush.
2. To put down or suppress; quash: squash a revolt.
3. To silence or fluster, as with crushing words: squash a heckler.
v.intr.
1. To become crushed, flattened, or pulpy, as by pressure or impact.
2. To move with a splashing or sucking sound, as when walking through boggy ground.
n.
1.
a. The act or sound of squashing.
b. Something that has been squashed.
2. A crushed or crowded mass: a squash of people.
3. Sports A game played on a four-walled court by two or four players who use long-handled rackets to hit a small rubber ball against the front wall, with play stopping if the ball bounces twice on the floor or does not reach the front wall after a stroke. Also called squash rackets.
4. Chiefly British A citrus-based soft drink.
adv.
With a squashing sound.

[Middle English squachen, from Old French esquasser, from Vulgar Latin *exquassāre : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin quassāre, to shatter, frequentative of quatere, to shake; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

squash′er n.

squash

(skwɒʃ)
vb
1. to press or squeeze or be pressed or squeezed in or down so as to crush, distort, or pulp
2. (tr) to suppress or overcome
3. (tr) to humiliate or crush (a person), esp with a disconcerting retort
4. (intr) to make a sucking, splashing, or squelching sound
5. (often foll by: in or into) to enter or insert in a confined space
n
6. (Cookery) Brit a still drink made from fruit juice or fruit syrup diluted with water
7. a crush, esp of people in a confined space
8. something that is squashed
9. the act or sound of squashing or the state of being squashed
10. (Squash & Fives) Also called: squash rackets or 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
11. (Squash & Fives) Also called: squash tennis a similar game played with larger rackets and a larger pneumatic ball
[C16: from Old French esquasser, from Vulgar Latin exquassāre (unattested), from Latin ex-1 + quassāre to shatter]
ˈsquasher n

squash

(skwɒʃ)
n, pl squashes or squash
1. (Plants) 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
2. (Cookery) the fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable
[C17: from Narraganset askutasquash, literally: green vegetable eaten green]

squash1

(skwɒʃ, skwɔʃ)

v.t.
1. to press into a flat mass or pulp; crush.
2. to suppress; quash.
3. to press forcibly into a small space; cram.
v.i.
4. to become pressed into a flat mass or pulp.
5. to make a splashing sound; splash.
6. to squeeze or crowd; crush.
n.
7. an act or instance of squashing or being squashed.
8. the sound of squashing.
9. a squashed mass.
10. Also called squash′ rac`quets. 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. See illus. at racket 2.
11. Also called squash′ ten`nis. a game for two persons, resembling squash racquets except that the ball is larger and the racket is shaped like a tennis racket.
12. Brit. a beverage made from fruit juice and soda water: lemon squash.
[1555–65; < Middle French esquasser < Vulgar Latin *exquassāre. See ex-1, quash]
squash′er, n.

squash2

(skwɒʃ, skwɔʃ)

n., pl. squash•es, (esp. collectively) squash.
1. 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.
2. any of these plants.
[1635–45, Amer.; < Narragansett (E sp.) askútasquash (pl.)]

squash

- As a verb, it is an alteration of quash, and means, generally, to "crush, squeeze, or suppress."
See also related terms for squeeze.

squash


Past participle: squashed
Gerund: squashing

Imperative
squash
squash
Present
I squash
you squash
he/she/it squashes
we squash
you squash
they squash
Preterite
I squashed
you squashed
he/she/it squashed
we squashed
you squashed
they squashed
Present Continuous
I am squashing
you are squashing
he/she/it is squashing
we are squashing
you are squashing
they are squashing
Present Perfect
I have squashed
you have squashed
he/she/it has squashed
we have squashed
you have squashed
they have squashed
Past Continuous
I was squashing
you were squashing
he/she/it was squashing
we were squashing
you were squashing
they were squashing
Past Perfect
I had squashed
you had squashed
he/she/it had squashed
we had squashed
you had squashed
they had squashed
Future
I will squash
you will squash
he/she/it will squash
we will squash
you will squash
they will squash
Future Perfect
I will have squashed
you will have squashed
he/she/it will have squashed
we will have squashed
you will have squashed
they will have squashed
Future Continuous
I will be squashing
you will be squashing
he/she/it will be squashing
we will be squashing
you will be squashing
they will be squashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squashing
you have been squashing
he/she/it has been squashing
we have been squashing
you have been squashing
they have been squashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squashing
you will have been squashing
he/she/it will have been squashing
we will have been squashing
you will have been squashing
they will have been squashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squashing
you had been squashing
he/she/it had been squashing
we had been squashing
you had been squashing
they had been squashing
Conditional
I would squash
you would squash
he/she/it would squash
we would squash
you would squash
they would squash
Past Conditional
I would have squashed
you would have squashed
he/she/it would have squashed
we would have squashed
you would have squashed
they would have squashed

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The American and Canadian term for a family of marrow-like vegetables.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squash - any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruitssquash - any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
squash - edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita - type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo, pumpkin, pumpkin vine - a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
Cucurbita pepo melopepo, summer squash, summer squash vine - any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden
winter squash, winter squash plant - any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.squash - edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
summer squash - any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden
winter squash - any of various fruits of the gourd family with thick rinds and edible yellow to orange flesh that mature in the fall and can be stored for several months
squash, squash vine - any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
3.squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled racketssquash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
court game - an athletic game played on a court
undercut, cut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
drive - (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
forehand, forehand shot, forehand stroke - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
forehand drive - (sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
serve, service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
rally, exchange - (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
Verb1.squash - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or conditionsquash - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
stamp - crush or grind with a heavy instrument; "stamp fruit extract the juice"
steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level; "steamroller the road"
tread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
telescope - crush together or collapse; "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"

squash

verb
1. crush, press, flatten, mash, pound, smash, distort, pulp, compress, stamp on, trample down She made clay models and squashed them flat again.
2. suppress, put down (slang), quell, silence, sit on (informal), crush, quash, annihilate The troops would stay in position to squash the first murmur of trouble.
3. embarrass, put down, humiliate, shame, disgrace, degrade, mortify, debase, discomfit, take the wind out of someone's sails, put (someone) in his (or her) place, take down a peg (informal) Worried managers would be sacked or simply squashed.

squash

verb
1. To press forcefully so as to break up into a pulpy mass:
2. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:
Translations
إزْدِحامعَصير فَواكِهقَرع، يَقْطينكُوسَىلُعْبَةُ السَكْواشُ
dýněrozmačkatsqaushsquashnacpat
masesquashmaseripressesaft
ahtaaahtautuahedelmämehukössikurpitsa
skvoštikvicazgnječiti
fallabdakipréselt gyümölcslétök
ávaxtasafiberja/bæla niîurkássa, òvagaskvasstroîa; kremja
スカッシュ押しつぶす骨髄
골수스쿼시짓누르다
skvošassultys su minkštimu
apspiestbiezsuladrūzmēšanāsiespiestizspiest
ovocná šťavarozpučiťsquash
bučagnesti senatlačitisadni sokstisniti
courgettekrama söndermärgsaftsquash
เบียดเสียดกีฬาสควอชบวบฝรั่งขนาดใหญ่
ezmekilikkabakkalabalıkkonsantre meyve suyu
bóng quầnnénquả bầu/bí

squash

1 [skwɒʃ]
A. N (squashes, squash (pl))
1. (= drink) orange squashnaranjada f (sin burbujas)
lemon squashlimonada f (sin burbujas)
2. (= crowd) → apiñamiento m, agolpamiento m
there was such a squash in the doorwayhabía tantísima gente apiñada en la puerta, se apiñaba tanto la gente en la puerta
B. VT
1. (= flatten) → aplastar
you're squashing meme estás aplastando
to squash sth inmeter algo a la fuerza
can you squash my shoes in?¿caben dentro mis zapatos?
can you squash two more in the car?¿caben dos más en el coche?
to be squashed togetherir apretujados
2. (fig) [+ argument] → dar al traste con; [+ person] → apabullar
C. VI to squash inentrar con dificultad
we all squashed inentramos todos aunque con dificultad
to squash uparrimarse

squash

2 [skwɒʃ] N (= vegetable) → calabaza f

squash

3 [skwɒʃ]
A. N (= sport) (also squash rackets) → squash m
B. CPD squash court Ncancha f de squash
squash racket Nraqueta f de squash

squash

[ˈskwɒʃ]
n
(British) (= drink) lemon squash → citronnade f
orange squash → orangeade f
(= sport) → squash m
I play squash → Je joue au squash.
(= vegetable) → courge f
(= squeeze) → cohue f
It's a bit of a squash
BUT On est un peu serré.; On est un peu serrés.
modif [ball, club, player] → de squash
a squash court → un court de squash
a squash racket → une raquette de squash
vt
(= crush) → écraser
You're squashing me → Tu m'écrases.
(= squeeze into small space) to squash sb in → faire entrer qn, faire tenir qn
Can you squash another person in to the car? → Est-ce que tu peux faire entrer une personne de plus dans la voiture?, Est-ce que tu peux faire tenir une personne de plus dans la voiture?
(= put a stop to) [+ trouble, dissent, revolt, plan] → mettre fin à
vi (= squeeze into small space)
They all squashed into the back of the car → Ils se sont tous entassés à l'arrière de la voiture.squash court ncourt m de squash

squash

1
n
(Brit: = fruit concentrate) → Fruchtsaftkonzentrat nt, → Squash nt; (= drink)Fruchtsaft m; a glass of orange squashein Glas Orangensaft
(= crush)Gedränge nt; it’s a bit of a squashes ist ziemlich eng
vt
(also squash up)zerdrücken, zerquetschen; box etczusammendrücken; to be squashed to a pulpzu Brei gequetscht or zerquetscht werden; my hat was squashed flat or inmein Hut war völlig zerdrückt
(fig) (inf: = silence, = quash) protest, argument, proposalvom Tisch fegen (inf); hopesvernichten; I felt completely squashedich kam mir ganz klein und hässlich vor (inf)
(= squeeze)quetschen; to squash somebody injdn einquetschen; to squash something inetw hineinquetschen; to be squashed up against somebodygegen jdn gequetscht or gepresst werden; to be squashed togethereng zusammengepresst or -gequetscht sein
vi
(= get squashed)zerdrückt or zerquetscht werden
(= squeeze)sich quetschen; to squash insich hinein-/hereinquetschen; could you squash up?könnt ihr etwas zusammenrücken?; (one person) → kannst du dich etwas kleiner machen?

squash

2
n (Sport: also squash rackets or (esp US) racquets) → Squash nt; squash courts plSquashhalle f

squash

3
n no pl (US) → (Pâtisson)kürbis m

squash

1 [skwɒʃ]
1. n
a. (Brit) (drink) orange/lemon squashsciroppo di arancia/limone
b. (crowd) → ressa, calca
2. vt
a. (squeeze) → schiacciare
can you squash two more in? (passengers) → puoi farne entrare altri due?
to be squashed together → essere schiacciati/e l'uno/a contro l'altro/a
b. (fig) (argument) → soffocare; (opposition) → mettere a tacere; (person) → umiliare, schiacciare
3. vi to squash inriuscire a entrare
to squash up to make room for sb → stringersi per fare posto a qn

squash

2 [skwɒʃ] n (vegetable) → zucca

squash

3 [skwɒʃ] n (Sport) → squash m

squash

(skwoʃ) verb
1. to press, squeeze or crush. He tried to squash too many clothes into his case; The tomatoes got squashed (flat) at the bottom of the shopping-bag.
2. to defeat (a rebellion etc).
noun
1. a state of being squashed or crowded. There was a great squash in the doorway.
2. (a particular flavour of) a drink containing the juice of crushed fruit. Have some orange squash!
3. (also squash rackets) a type of game played in a walled court with rackets and a rubber ball.
4. a vegetable or plant of the gourd family.
ˈsquashy adjective
soft or easily squashed. The rain makes the fruit very squashy.

squash

كُوسَى, لُعْبَةُ السَكْواشُ, يَهْرُسُ dýně, rozmačkat, squash græskar, mase, squash Fruchtsaft, Knochenmark, zerquetschen ζουλάω, κολοκύθι, σκουός aplastar, calabaza alargada de cáscara verde, squash, tuétano hedelmämehu, litistää, luuydin écraser, moelle, squash skvoš, tikvica, zgnječiti midollo, schiacciare, zucca スカッシュ, 押しつぶす, 骨髄 골수, 스쿼시, 짓누르다 platdrukken, pompoen, squash marg, mose, trengsel miazga, szpik kostny, zgnieść esmagar, squash, tutano кабачок, раздавливать, сквош krama sönder, märg, saft เบียดเสียด, กีฬาสควอช, บวบฝรั่งขนาดใหญ่ ezmek, ilik, Squash bóng quần, nén, quả bầu/bí 压扁, 壁球, 西葫芦

squash

n. calabaza;
v. aplastar; estrujar.
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In a word, Frederick Cuvier's Sperm Whale is not a Sperm Whale, but a squash.
Squash Blossom, Blue Eye, Plantain, and Buttercup have had the scarlet fever, but came easily through it.
I wish there were any likelihood of my soon seeing Primrose, Periwinkle, Dandelion, Sweet Fern, Clover Plantain, Huckleberry, Milkweed, Cowslip, Buttercup, Blue Eye, and Squash Blossom again.
There burst and fell into his private room a man in the filthiest rags, with a greasy squash hat still askew on his head, and a shabby green shade shoved up from one of his eyes, both of which were glaring like a tiger's.
Squish, squash, echoed the milk in the great cylinder, but never arose the sound they waited for.
He broke off here to squash a hornet; but Margaret had heard enough.
In that event your head would no longer be a pumpkin, for it would become a squash.
Then we started again, but were soon stopped by a great shouting, and there was Will racing down the hill, waving a pillow in one hand and a squash pie in the other.
I certainly do mean you, poor Pinocchio--you who are such a little silly as to believe that gold can be sown in a field just like beans or squash.
Squish, squash, bubble; squash, squish, guggle; and your feet as though you had been wading through slaughter to a throne.
Legend squash player, ex-president of World Squash Federation and World Champion Jahangir Khan laid the foundation stone of the academy on Saturday and lauded efforts of the government made for the promotion of squash.
He said in his meeting with the PSF president, he had discussed a plan to initiate recovery and uplift the standard of squash in the country.