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squash Explained

squash at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[skwɔʃ]

squash at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v ----------//
1 press:
2 small space:
3 stop something:
4 control emotion: Phrasal verbs// squash up// ----------// [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Old French; Origin: esquasser, from Latin quassare 'to shake']//
1 PRESS: [T] to press something into a flatter shape, often breaking or damaging it// flatten// --The cake got a bit squashed on the way here.// squash sth down// --Her hair had been squashed down by her hat.// --Move over - you're squashing me.//
2 SMALL SPACE: [I,T always + adverb/preposition] to push yourself or something else into a space that is too small// squeeze// squash into// --Seven of us squashed into the car.// squash sth in// --We can probably squash another couple of things in.//
3 STOP SOMETHING: [T] informal to use your power or authority to stop something// quash// --Her suggestions were always squashed.// squash rumours/hopes/reports etc (=say that a rumour etc is not true) // --The government was quick to squash any hopes of reform.//
4 CONTROL EMOTION: [T] to control or ignore an emotion// suppress// --She felt anger rising but quickly squashed it.// squash up phr v// to move closer together or closer to something, especially in order to make room for someone or something else// squash up against// --The others squashed up against Jo.//
squash 2 n ----------//
1 sport:
2 it's a squash:
3 vegetable:
4 drink: ----------// [Sense: 1-2,4; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: SQUASH1(in sense 1, because of the softness of the ball)]// [Sense: 3; Date: 1600-1700; Language: Natick; Origin: and Narragansett askutasquash]//
1 SPORT: [U] a game played by two people who use rackets to hit a small rubber ball against the walls of a square court// --a squash court//
2 it's a squash: BrE spoken used to say that there is not enough space for everyone to fit in comfortably//
3 VEGETABLE: [U and C] one of a group of large vegetables with solid flesh and hard skins, such as pumpkins//
4 DRINK: [U] BrE a drink made from fruit juice, sugar, and water// --a glass of orange squash//

squash at German => English Of Explained:

squash

squash at Swedish => english Of Explained:

squash

squash at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of various fruits of the genus Cucurbita in the gourd family, widely cultivated as vegetables and for livestock feed. The principal species are C. maxima and certain varieties of C. pepo. Summer squash is a quick-growing, small-fruited, nontrailing or bush type of C. pepo. Diverse in form, color, and surface texture, the fruits do not store well and must be used soon after harvest (see zucchini). Winter varieties of squash, C. maxima, are long-vining, generally large-fruited, long-season types. Harvested fruits, in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors, can be stored many months if kept dry and well above freezing. The rinds are harder than those of summer squash and usually inedible. Examples include acorn squash and pumpkin. Native to the Americas, squash was widely cultivated by Amer. Indians before Europeans arrived.

Singles or doubles game played in a four-walled court with a long-handled racket and a rubber ball that can be hit off any number of walls (as long as it hits the front wall). A descendant of rackets, it probably originated in the mid-19th cent. at England's Harrow School. The standard international game uses a relatively soft, slow ball; hardball squash, played in the U.S., is played on a narrower court with a harder, faster ball. The object of squash rackets is to bounce, or rebound, the ball off the front wall in such a way as to defeat an opponent's attempt to reach and return it.

Any of various fruits of the genus Cucurbita in the gourd family, widely cultivated as vegetables and for livestock feed. The principal species are C. maxima and certain varieties of C. pepo. Summer squash is a quick-growing, small-fruited, nontrailing or bush type of C. pepo. Diverse in form, color, and surface texture, the fruits do not store well and must be used soon after harvest (see zucchini). Winter varieties of squash, C. maxima, are long-vining, generally large-fruited, long-season types. Harvested fruits, in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors, can be stored many months if kept dry and well above freezing. The rinds are harder than those of summer squash and usually inedible. Examples include acorn squash and pumpkin. Native to the Americas, squash was widely cultivated by Amer. Indians before Europeans arrived.

Singles or doubles game played in a four-walled court with a long-handled racket and a rubber ball that can be hit off any number of walls (as long as it hits the front wall). A descendant of rackets, it probably originated in the mid-19th cent. at England's Harrow School. The standard international game uses a relatively soft, slow ball; hardball squash, played in the U.S., is played on a narrower court with a harder, faster ball. The object of squash rackets is to bounce, or rebound, the ball off the front wall in such a way as to defeat an opponent's attempt to reach and return it.

squash at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

260 Moby Thesaurus words for "squash":
abrade, annihilate, answer, answer conclusively, argue down,
asphyxiate, assibilate, assibilation, atomize, bear, beat,
black out, bottle up, bray, break into pieces, break to pieces,
break up, brecciate, bruise, butter, buzz, cataplasm, censor, chew,
choke, choke off, clamp down on, clay, comminute, confound,
confute, contradict, contriturate, controvert, cork, cork up,
crack down on, cram, crash, crowd, crumb, crumble, crunch, crush,
cushion, cut to pieces, damp down, defeat, demolish, dental pulp,
deny, diffuse, disintegrate, dismiss, disperse, dispose of,
disrupt, drove, drown, dumbfound, ease, effervesce, effervescence,
effervescing, extinguish, finish, fission, fizz, fizzle, fizzling,
floor, flour, fluff, fragment, frication, frictional rustling, gag,
gentle, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder,
gumbo, hiss, hissing, hold down, horde, hugger-mugger, hush,
hush up, hush-hush, hushing, jam, jump on, keep down, keep under,
kill, knead, laxate, levigate, limber, limber up, lisp, loosen,
macerate, make mincemeat of, mash, massage, masticate, mellow,
milden, mill, mince, mire, mollify, muck, mud, muffle, multitude,
mush, muzzle, nonplus, ooze, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm,
paper pulp, parry, paste, pestle, pith, plaster, plump, porridge,
poultice, pound, pour water on, powder, press, pudding, pulp,
pulp lead, pulpify, pulpwood, pulverize, push, put down, put out,
put to silence, quash, quell, quench, quiet, quieten, rag pulp,
rebut, reduce to powder, reduce to silence, refute, relax, repress,
rhonchus, sauce, scatter, scrunch, settle, shake up, shard,
shatter, shiver, shred, shush, shushing, shut down on, shut up,
sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, silence, siss,
sissing, sit down on, sit on, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, slime, slip,
slob, slop, slosh, sludge, slush, smash, smash all opposition,
smash up, smother, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort,
snuff, snuff out, snuffle, soft-pedal, soften, soften up, spit,
splinter, splutter, sponge, sputter, squab, squeeze, squelch,
squish, stamp out, stanch, sternutation, stertor, stifle, still,
strangle, strike dumb, stultify, subdue, subvert, suffocate,
sulfate pulp, sulfite pulp, supple, suppress, swill, swish,
tenderize, throng, throttle, tone down, trample out,
trample underfoot, triturate, tune down, undermine, upset, wheeze,
whish, whistle, whistling, white lead, white noise, whiz, whoosh,
wood pulp, zip

squash at Dutch => English Of Explained:

squash [skwɑʃ]
squash

squash at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Softness): render soft, soften, mollify, mellow, relax, mash, knead, squash, bend, relax, give.

[N] (Marsh): marsh, swamp, morass, moss, fen, bog, quagmire, slough, mud, squash moorish, moory, fenny.

squash at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb
1 ~ sth (against sth) to press sth so that it becomes soft, damaged or flat, or changes shape:
[VN] The tomatoes at the bottom of the bag had been squashed. * He squashed his nose against the window. * Move up-you're squashing me! * [VN-ADJ] Squash your cans flat before recycling.
2 [+adv./prep.] to push sb/sth or yourself into a space that is too small:
[V] We all squashed into the back of the car. * [VN] How many people are they going to try and squash into this bus? * She was squashed between the door and the table. * There were dozens of us in the room, squashed together like sardines.
3 [VN] to stop sth from continuing; to destroy sth because it is a problem for you:
to squash a plan / an idea / a revolt * If parents don't answer children's questions, their natural curiosity will be squashed. * The statement was an attempt to squash the rumours.
PHRASAL VERBS
squash up (against sb/sth) | squash sb/sth <->up (against sb/sth) to move so close to sb/sth else that it is uncomfortable:
We squashed up to make room for Sue. * I was squashed up against the wall.
noun


1 (also formal squash rackets) [U] a game for two players, played in a court enclosed by four walls, using RACKETS and a small rubber ball:
a squash court * to play squash

2 [U, C] (BrE) a drink made with fruit juice, sugar and water:
a glass of orange / lemon squash * Two orange squashes, please.

3 [C, U] (plural squash BrE also squashes) a type of vegetable that grows on the ground. Winter squash have hard skin and orange flesh. Summer squash have soft yellow or green skin and white flesh.

4 [sing.] (informal) if sth is a squash, there is hardly enough room for everything or everyone to fit into a small space:
It's a real squash with six of us in the car.

Squash at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squash \Squash\, n.
A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft
rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets.

Squash \Squash\, n.
1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe
pod of pease.

Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a
boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod. --Shak.

2. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
``This squash, this gentleman.'' --Shak.

3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft
bodies. --Arbuthnot.

My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. --Swift.

Squash \Squash\, n. [Cf. {Musquash}.] (Zo["o]l.)
An American animal allied to the weasel. [Obs.] --Goldsmith.

Squash \Squash\, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw,
green, immaturate, applied to fruit and vegetables which were
used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine
apple.] (Bot.)
A plant and its fruit of the genus {Cucurbita}, or gourd
kind.

Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is
called {Cucurbita verrucosa}, the Barbary or China
squash, {C. moschata}, and the great winter squash, {C.
maxima}, but the distinctions are not clear.

{Squash beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small American beetle
({Diabrotica, or Galeruca vittata}) which is often
abundant and very injurious to the leaves of squash,
cucumber, etc. It is striped with yellow and black. The
name is applied also to other allied species.

{Squash bug} (Zo["o]l.), a large black American hemipterous
insect ({Coreus, or Anasa, tristis}) injurious to squash
vines.

Squash \Squash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squashed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Squashing}.] [OE. squashen, OF. escachier, esquachier, to
squash, to crush, F. ['e]cacher, perhaps from (assumed) LL.
excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to constrain, from cogere,
coactum, to compel. Cf. {Cogent}, {Squat}, v. i.]
To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

squash at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

squash
n 1: any of numerous annual tendril-bearing trailing plants of
the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
[syn: {squash vine}]
2: edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
3: a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players
who strike the ball with long-handled rackets [syn: {squash
racquets}, {squash rackets}]
[also: {squashes} (pl)]

squash
v : to compress with violence, out of natural shape or
condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
[syn: {crush}, {squelch}, {mash}, {squeeze}]
[also: {squashes} (pl)]

squash at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /skwɒʃ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /skwɑʃ/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒʃ

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: en-noun » es|-
  • Inter: uncountabl » e A sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1922|author=Category: w - :Michael Arlen|Michael Arlen|title=“Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days|chapter=3/19/2|url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL1519647W


    |passage=Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash-racket against a wall.
  • Inter: Britis » h A soft drink made from a fruit-based concentrate diluted with water.
  • : When Im thirsty I drink squash; it tastes much nicer than plain water.''
  • A place or a situation where people have limited space to move.
  • : Its a bit of a squash in this small room.''
  • Inter: obsolete » countable Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of peas.
  • Inter: obsolete » countable|pejorative Something unripe or soft.
  • Inter: obsolete » countable A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
    Quotations
    * Inter: seeCite » s
    Derived terms
    * squashable
  • squash ball
  • squash court
  • squash player
  • squash racket
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » The sport
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|esquaix|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|壁球|tr=bìqiú|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|squash|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|squash, Inter: t+ » fi|kössi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|squash|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Squash|n
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|スカッシュ|tr=sukasshu|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|스쿼시|tr=seukwosi|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » سکواش
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|squash|m, Inter: t- » nb|skvåsj|m
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|squash|m, Inter: t- » nn|skvåsj|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сквош|m|tr=skvoš|sc=Cyrl
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|squash|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » es: ayote


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    See also
    * racketball

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » squash|es
  • Inter: transitiv » e To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
    1. Inter: transitive » intransitive To compress or restrict (oneself) into a small space; to squeeze.
    2. : Somehow, she squashed all her books into her backpack, which was now too heavy to carry.
    3. : We all managed to squash into Mums tiny car.''
      Quotations
      * Inter: seeCite » s
      Derived terms
      * squash up

  • squashy
  • squish
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » to beat or press into pulp or flat mass
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|murskata, Inter: t+ » fi|puristaa, Inter: t- » fi|soseuttaa
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szétlapít
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|раздавливать|tr=razdávlivatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|раздавить|tr=razdavítʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t- » ru|расплющивать|tr=raspljúščivatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|расплющить|tr=raspljúščitʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|сжимать|tr=sžimátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|сжать|tr=sžatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|aplastamiento|m, Inter: t- » es|aplastar


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to compress
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|samenpersen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ahtaa, ahtautua
    • French: Inter: t » fr|presser
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|összenyom, Inter: t+ » hu|összeprésel
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сдавливать|tr=sdávlivatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|сдавить|tr=sdavítʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|сжимать|tr=sžimátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|сжать|tr=sžatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|aplastamiento|m, Inter: t- » es|aplastar
  • ǃXóõ: tʻkxʻām

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of squantersquash, from a Inter: etyl » xnt word.

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » pl1=squash|pl2=squashes|-
  • Inter: countabl » e Inter: botan » y A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.
    1. : Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is called Cucurbita verrucosa, the Barbary or China squash, C. moschata, and the great winter squash, C. maxima, but the distinctions are not clear.
    2. The edible fruit of this plant, or this fruit prepared as a dish.
    3. : We ate squash and green beans.
      Derived terms
      * squash beetle

  • squash bug
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: qualifier » pumpkin Inter: t » cmn|南瓜|tr=nánguā|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kurpitsa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|courge|f
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: qualifier » pumpkin Inter: t+ » de|Kürbis|m
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|स्क्वाश|tr=skvāś|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tök
  • Japanese: Inter: qualifier » pumpkin Inter: t- » ja|南瓜|tr=かぼちゃ, kabocha|sc=Jpan
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » کودی

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Narragansett: Inter: tø » xnt|askutasquash
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|naayízí
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|squash|m, Inter: t- » nb|skvåsj|m
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|squash|m, Inter: t- » nn|skvåsj|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dynia|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кабачок|m|tr=kabačók|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » pumpkin Inter: t+ » ru|тыква|f|tr=týkva|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|zapallo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|squash|c, Inter: t+ » sv|zucchini|c, Inter: t+ » sv|courgette|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 3

    shortening of musquash

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » es
  • Inter: obsolete » zoo|countable Muskrat.

  • Category: Category:Squash -
    Category: Category:en:Racquet sports -
    Category: Category:en:Sports -

    French

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr

    Etymology

    Inter: borrowing » en|squash|lang=fr

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /skwaʃ/|lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • Inter: sports » lang=fr Inter: uncountabl » e squash
    1. : Jouer au squash.
    2. squash game
    3. : On sest fait deux squashs aujourd'hui.''
    4. squash court
    5. : La ville a construit trois squashs municipaux.

      References

      * Inter: R:TLF » i


    Norwegian Bokmål

    Etymology

    Inter: borrowing » en|squash|lang=nb

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /skʋɔʂ/|lang=nb, Inter: X-SAMPA » /skPOs`/|lang=nb
    • Inter: rhymes » ɔʂ|lang=nb

      Alternative forms

      * Inter: term » skvåsj|lang=nb

      Noun

      Inter: head » nb|noun|g=m


  • Inter: l » en|squash (fruit)
    1. Inter: l » en|squash (sport)
    2. Inter: l » en|squash (soft drink)

      Inflection

      Inter: no-noun-infl » nb-class=m1


    Norwegian Nynorsk

    Etymology

    Inter: borrowing » en|squash|lang=nn

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /skʋɔʂ/|lang=nn, Inter: X-SAMPA » /skPOs`/|lang=nn
    • Inter: rhymes » ɔʂ|lang=nn

      Alternative forms

      * Inter: term » skvåsj|lang=nn

      Noun

      Inter: head » nn|noun|g=m


  • Inter: l » en|squash (fruit)
    1. Inter: l » en|squash (sport)
    2. Inter: l » en|squash (soft drink)

      Inflection

      Inter: no-noun-infl » nn-class=m1


    Translation: cy » squash
    Translation: de » squash
    Translation: et » squash
    Translation: fa » squash
    Translation: fr » squash
    Translation: gl » squash
    Translation: ko » squash
    Translation: io » squash
    Translation: it » squash
    Translation: kn » squash
    Translation: lt » squash
    Translation: hu » squash
    Translation: mg » squash
    Translation: my » squash
    Translation: nl » squash
    Translation: pl » squash
    Translation: pt » squash
    Translation: ru » squash
    Category: simple:squash -
    Translation: fi » squash
    Translation: sv » squash
    Translation: ta » squash
    Translation: te » squash
    Translation: tr » squash
    Translation: vi » squash
    Translation: zh » squash