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verb [with object]
crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape:wash and squash the cans for the recycling bin (as adjective squashed)a squashed banana squeeze or force (someone or something) into a small or restricted space:she squashed some of her clothes inside the bag [no object] make one’s way into a small or restricted space:I squashed into the middle of the crowd suppress, stifle, or subdue (a feeling, conjecture, or action):the mournful sound did nothing to squash her high spirits firmly reject (an idea or suggestion):the proposal was immediately squashed by the Historical Society
1 [in singular] a state of being squeezed or forced into a small or restricted space:it was a tight squash but he didn’t seem to mind 2
chiefly British a concentrated liquid made from fruit juice and sugar, which is diluted to make a drink:orange squash
3 (also squash racquets) a game in which two players use rackets to hit a small, soft rubber ball against the walls of a closed court. 4 Biology a preparation of softened tissue that has been made thin for microscopic examination by gently compressing or tapping it.