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squashnoun

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

squashverb

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.
(Definition of squash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"squash" in British English

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squashverb

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.

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squashnoun

uk   /skwɒʃ/ us   /skwɑːʃ/
(Definition of squash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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