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squash

noun

1 squash

Any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits.

synonym: squash vine.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Roget 352: semiliquidity; stickiness etc. adj.; viscidity, viscosity; gummosity, glutinosity, mucosity; spissitude, crassitude; lentor; adhesiveness ... show more

Roget 345: marsh, swamp, morass, marish, moss, fen, bog, quagmire, slough, sump, wash; mud, squash, ... show more



2 squash

Edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable.

3 squash

A game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets.

synonyms: squash rackets, squash racquets.

Dutch: squash
Polish: squash

verb

1 squash

To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition.

synonyms: crush, mash, squeeze, squelch.

Roget 324: render soft etc. adj.; soften, mollify, mellow, relax, temper; mash, knead, squash.    bend, yield, relent, ... show more

Roget 409: hiss, buzz, whiz, rustle; fizz, fizzle; wheeze, whistle, snuffle; squash; sneeze; sizzle, swish.   

Roget 352: inspissate, incrassate; thicken, mash, squash, churn, beat up.    sinter.   

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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