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Definitions of squash

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

  1. I am a mammoth squash." – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  2. 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
  3. Have a lemon- squash, Morton? – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. 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
  5. Let engines rip, and the little, squash- headed fellows with them! – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. " No reason why he should squash us up in the fly," Kelson returned. – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  10. 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
  11. How much of each kind of squash is required to serve 6 persons? – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  12. Why not build a squash- court? – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  13. 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
  14. I've got everything ready; they'll have to believe me and squash his sentence. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  15. 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
  16. See " The White Squash," note 1, p. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  17. Squash will answer very well. – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  18. 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
  19. It may be a chance to squash them altogether." – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
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