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verb     squash pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesquashing
past tensesquashed
past participlesquashed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to damage something by pressing or crushing it and making it lose its normal shape
  2. 2
    [transitive] to push someone or something so that they fit into a small space

    She was squashing some clothes into a case.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to fit into a small space

      I squashed in beside her.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to prevent something from happening or developing

    She tried hard to squash the feeling of fear that was growing inside her.



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