Squashing
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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