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Definitions of squash

  1.   An American animal allied to the weasel.
  2.   The sudden fall of a heavy, soft, or bursting body.
  3.   A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.
  4.   Something soft and easily crushed; a mashed object or mass; the sudden fall of a soft body; a plant of various kinds belonging to the cucumber family; also, its fruit.
  5.   A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
  6.   To best or press into pulp or a flat mass.
  7.   The fleshy edible fruit of a trailing plant; also, the palnt.
  8.   The American name for a species of weasel. " The smell of our weasels, and ermines, and polecats is fragrance itself, when compared to that of the squash and the skunk."- Goldsmith.
  9.   to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; " crush an aluminum can"; " squeeze a lemon"
  10.   A soft or mashed object.
  11.   Anything soft and easily crushed; a sudden fall of a heavy soft body.
  12.   Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.
  13.   A species of gourd.
  14.   To beat or press into pulp: to crush flat.
  15.   To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
  16.   A plant of the genus Cucurbita, C. Melopepo, and its fruit, cultivated in America as an article of food. " Squash is an Indian kind of pumpion that grows apace."- Boyle.
  17.   any of numerous annual tendril- bearing trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
  18.   a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long- handled rackets
  19.   A plant, and its fruit, of the gourd kind; an Amer. animal allied to the weasel- properly musquash.
  20.   Colloquially, to fall in a soft mass.
  21.   Colloquially, to crush, especially into a flat mass or pulp.
  22.   edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
  23.   To bear or press into pulp; to crush into a flat mass.
  24.   Something soft and easily crushed; something unripe or soft; a sudden fall of a heavy soft body; a shock of soft bodies.
  25.   Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
  26.   Squashy.
  27.   A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets.
  28.   A sudden fall or shock of soft bodies: anything soft and easily crushed, anything soft or unripe.

Quotes of squash

  1. You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else. – Mario Batali
  2. It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash – Josh Billings
  3. I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire... that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure. – Camille Claudel
  4. Squash that's not exercise, it's flagellation. – Noel Coward
  5. Everything is changing in squash Lots of television coverage and the game has become very professional. – Jahangir Khan
  6. Squash has been my life and I owe a lot to the sport. – Jahangir Khan
  7. Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful. – Jahangir Khan
  8. Squash was my livelihood and as in business, I had to stay on top. – Jahangir Khan
  9. Fight piracy; don't squash innovation. – Joe Krauss
  10. Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something. – Emo Philips
  11. I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash – Jason Statham
  12. Dive on them and squash them if you must. – Jeremy Taylor

Usage examples for squash

  1. They are also used as a fall and winter squash rejecting the shell and that portion of the inside which contains the seeds. ” – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  2. The squash racquets seemed to be of a most pervading character; the thunder of rushing feet, blent with the long, progressive shriek of an express train, would at intervals approach almost to the swing door, but I remained unmolested. ” – Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross
  3. “ I am a mammoth squash – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  4. Squash will answer very well. ” – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  5. If our method of securing the salmon was unsportsmanlike, we excused ourselves for the methods used, just as Major Powell justified his appropriation of the Indians' squash – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  6. Autumn was over the land; nothing seemed more sizable, more simple, more accessible, than the winter squash – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  7. Why not build a squash court? ” – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  8. As they passed by, squash vines and bean- plants grew from the corn- hills. ” – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  9. See " The White Squash note 1, p. ” – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  10. When the party left, the women who favored us came out with baskets filled with fresh vegetables, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and squash – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  11. I've got everything ready; they'll have to believe me and squash his sentence. ” – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  12. “ " No reason why he should squash us up in the fly," Kelson returned. ” – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  13. But when the voice again called and begged them to open the squash they carefully opened it, and there inside was a nice baby boy. ” – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  14. How much of each kind of squash is required to serve 6 persons? ” – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  15. I'm just not letting it overshadow the fact that you're forming teams, which means that something more than you can handle alone is headed this way, and if it's bigger than you, it'll be able to squash a convertee in a heartbeat. ” – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  16. It may be a chance to squash them altogether." ” – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  17. Her father, standing by a squash necked lavender jug in the " serenity," did not entirely grasp Mr. Brotherton's point. ” – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  18. Mother, said Jennie, impressively, turning away from her squash to get a view of her mother's face, I ought to have a new dress for this party. ” – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  19. Let engines rip, and the little, squash headed fellows with them! ” – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  20. Have a lemon- squash Morton? ” – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim

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