Meaning of SQUASH in English

SQUASH

(~es, ~ing, ~ed)

1.

If someone or something is ~ed, they are pressed or crushed with such force that they become injured or lose their shape.

Robert was lucky to escape with just a broken foot after being ~ed against a fence by a car...

Whole neighbourhoods have been ~ed flat by shelling...

She made clay models and ~ed them flat again.

VERB: be V-ed prep, be V-ed adj, V n adj

2.

If people or things are ~ed into a place, they are put or pushed into a place where there is not enough room for them to be.

The stage is ~ed into a small corner of the field.

= cram

ADJ: v-link ADJ into n

3.

If you say that getting a number of people into a small space is a ~, you mean that it is only just possible for them all to get into it. (INFORMAL)

It all looked a bit of a ~ as they squeezed inside the small hatchback.

= squeeze

N-SING: a N

4.

If you ~ something that is causing you trouble, you put a stop to it, often by force.

The troops would stay in position to ~ the first murmur of trouble.

VERB: V n

5.

Squash is a game in which two players hit a small rubber ball against the walls of a court using rackets.

N-UNCOUNT

6.

Squash is a drink made from fruit juice, sugar, and water. Squash is sold in bottles in a concentrated form to which you add water. (BRIT)

...a glass of orange ~.

= cordial

N-MASS

7.

A ~ is one of a family of vegetables that have thick skin and soft or firm flesh inside.

N-VAR

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