Squash Squash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squashed} (skw[o^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squashing}.] [OE. squachen, OF. escachier, esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. ['e]cacher, perhaps from (assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. Cf. {Cogent}, {Squat}, v. i.] To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush. [1913 Webster]

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  • squashed — [ skwaʃt ] adjective damaged by being pressed or crushed: a few squashed tomatoes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squashed — Synonyms and related words: crushed, even, flat, flattened, flush, homaloidal, horizontal, level, plain, plane, quashed, quelled, repressed, rolled, smashed, smooth, smoothed out, smoothened, smothered, squashed flat, squelched, stifled, subdued …   Moby Thesaurus

  • squashed — adjective broken or made flat by being pressed hard: a bag of squashed tomatoes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • squashed — UK [skwɒʃt] / US [skwɑʃt] adjective damaged by being pressed or crushed a few squashed tomatoes …   English dictionary

  • squashed — adjective that has been violently compressed (Freq. 1) the squashed looking nakedness of the fledgling birds • Participle of verb: ↑squash …   Useful english dictionary

  • squashed — adjective a) squeezed until flattened, or until a pulp b) suppressed or silenced …   Wiktionary

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