Definition and Meanings for squash

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Part of Speech of squash

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of squash

cf. musquash massachusetts indian asq, pl. asquash, raw, green, immature, applied to fruit and vegetables which were used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine apple oe. squachen, of. escachier, esquachier, to squash, to crush, f. , perhaps from (assumed) ll. excoacticare, fr. l. ex + coactare to constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. cf. cogent, squat, v. i.pos

Meaning of squash

as noun

  • an american animal allied to the weasel.

as noun

  • a plant and its fruit of the genus cucurbita, or gourd kind.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

  • to beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

as noun

  • something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.
  • hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
  • a sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
  • a game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called also squash rackets.
  • No antonyms for squash

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