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squash

Definitions


[skwɒʃ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape
(e.g: wash and squash the cans before depositing them)

- suppress or subdue (a feeling or action)
(e.g: the mournful sound did nothing to squash her high spirits)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 16th century (as a verb): alteration of quash


[skwɒʃ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a state of being squeezed or forced into a small or restricted space
(e.g: it was a bit of a squash but he didn't seem to mind)

- a sweet concentrated liquid made from or flavoured with fruit juice, which is diluted to make a drink
(e.g: orange squash)

- a game in which two players use rackets to hit a small, soft rubber ball against the walls of a closed court
(e.g: a squash club)

- a preparation of softened tissue that has been made thin for microscopic examination by gently compressing or tapping it.


Phrases:

Origin:


[skwɒʃ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an edible gourd, the flesh of which may be cooked and eaten as a vegetable.

- the trailing plant of the gourd family that produces the squash.


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 17th century: abbreviation of Narragansett asquutasquash




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