Squash is to squeeze something to make it smaller, or to crush an idea, or push down an emotion.(verb)
Squash is defined as a state of being squished into a small space, or a vegetable, or is a game where rackets are used by two players to hit a rubber ball against the walls.(noun)
See squash in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr esquasser < VL *exquassare < L ex-, intens. + quassus: see quash
Origin: shortened < isquoutersquashes, squontersquashes, pl. < S New England Algonquian: cf. Narragansett askútasquash, pl.
See squash in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From alteration of Narragansett askútasquash.
verb squashed, squash·ing, squash·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English squachen
Origin: , from Old French esquasser
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *exquassāre
Origin: : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex-
Origin: + Latin quassāre, to shatter
Origin: , frequentative of quatere, to shake; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.
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