squash

Definitions:

  • To beat, squeeze, or press into a pulp or a flattened mass; crush. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> crush</strong>.
  • To put down or suppress; quash.
  • To silence or fluster, as with crushing words.
  • To become crushed, flattened, or pulpy, as by pressure or impact.
  • To move with a splashing or sucking sound, as when walking through boggy ground.
  • None
  • The act or sound of squashing.
  • Something that has been squashed.
  • A crushed or crowded mass.
  • 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.
  • A citrus-based soft drink.
  • With a squashing sound.
  • Any of various bushy or vining plants of the genus <em>Cucurbita,</em> having unisexual flowers and fleshy edible fruit with a thick rind when mature.
  • The fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable.
  • An indoor or court game developed from a combination of lawn-tennis and court-tennis. The court is walled on three sides, and the players strike a ball alternately above a certain line on the back wall. The ball is similar to a tennis-ball of rubber covered with felt, but is made capable of bearing harder hitting because it is designed to be driven with great force against the walls.
  • To crush; smash; beat or press into pulp or a flat mass.
  • To splash; make a splashing sound.
  • The fruit of an annual plant of the gourd kind, belonging to one of several species of the genus <em>Cucurbita;</em> also, the plant itself.
  • Something soft and easily crushed; something unripe and soft; especially, an unripe pea-pod.
  • Something that has been crushed into a soft mass.
  • A sudden fall of a heavy soft body; a shock of soft bodies.
  • The musquash or muskrat, <em>Fiber zibethicus.</em>
  • A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.
  • a small American beetle (<spn>Diabrotica vittata</spn>, syn. <spn>Galeruca vittata</spn>) which is often abundant and very injurious to the leaves of squash, cucumber, etc. It is striped with yellow and black. The name is applied also to other allied species.
  • a large black American hemipterous insect (<spn>Coreus tristis</spn> syn. <spn>Anasa tristis</spn>) injurious to squash vines.
  • To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
  • An American animal allied to the weasel.
  • Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.
  • Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
  • A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
  • A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called also <altname>squash rackets</altname>.
  • <xref>Muskrat</xref>.
  • A sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets.
  • A <xref>soft drink</xref> made from a fruit-based <xref>concentrate</xref> diluted with water.
  • A place or a situation where people have limited space to move.
  • Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of peas.
  • Something unripe or soft.
  • A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
  • To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to <xref>crush</xref>.
  • To <xref>compress</xref> or <xref>restrict</xref> (oneself) into a small space; to <xref>squeeze</xref>.
  • (<xref>botany</xref>) A plant and its fruit of the genus <xref>Cucurbita</xref>, or <xref>gourd</xref> kind.
  • The edible fruit of this plant, or this fruit prepared as a dish.
  • a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
  • any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
  • to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
  • edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
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