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squash

verb uk   /skwɒʃ/ us    /skwɑːʃ/

squash verb (MAKE FLAT)

B2 [T] to crush something into a flat shape: He accidentally sat on her hat and squashed it.Squeezing and grinding

squash verb (PUSH)

B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to push yourself, a person, or thing into a small space: The room was so full you couldn't squash another person in. If you all squashed up (= moved closer together), we could fit an extra person in the car. He tried to squash his ripped jeans into the suitcase while his mother wasn't looking.Inserting and forcing things into other things

squash verb (END)

[T] to stop something from continuing to exist or happen, by forceful action: Rumours of a possible takeover of the company were soon squashed by the management.Causing something to endComing to an end

squash

noun uk   /skwɒʃ/ us    /skwɑːʃ/

squash noun (PUSH)

[S] a situation when there is not much room: There are over two hundred people coming to the party so it might be a bit of a squash.Full

squash noun (SPORT)

B1 [U] a game played between two or four people on a special closed playing area that involves hitting a small rubber ball against a wallTennis and racket sports

squash noun (DRINK)

[U] UK a drink made from fruit juice, water, and sugar or sweetenerSoft drinks

squash noun (VEGETABLE)

[C or U] (plural squash or squashes) a type of large vegetable with a hard skin and a lot of seeds at its centreTypes of vegetablePlants in general
(Definition of squash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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