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squash

noun  us   /skwɑʃ, skwɔʃ/

squash noun (VEGETABLE)

[C/U] (plural squash or squashes) a vegetable with a hard skin and many seeds at its center

squash noun (SPORT)

[U] a game played in an enclosed playing area between two or four people who use rackets (= tightly fixed nets in frames attached to long handles) to hit a hard rubber ball against a wall

squash

verb  us   /skwɑʃ, skwɔʃ/

squash verb (CRUSH)

[T] to press down or crush something so that it becomes flat: Kate squashed the paper cup and dropped it into the trash can. [T] If you squash a plan or idea, you stop it completely and suddenly: Republican leaders will probably try to squash the tax cut.

squash verb (PUSH)

[I/T] to push a person or thing into a small space: [T] Four of us were squashed into the back seat of his car.
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