squash

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English squachen, squatchen, from Old French esquacher, escachier, from Vulgar Latin *excoāctiāre, from Latin ex + coāctāre. Probably influenced by Middle English quashen, quassen, from Old French esquasser, escasser (to crush, shatter, destroy, break), from Vulgar Latin *exquassare, from Latin ex- + quassare (to shatter) (see quash).

Noun[edit]

A game of squash

squash (countable and uncountable, plural squashes)

  1. (uncountable) A sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “3/19/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      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.
  2. (Britain) A soft drink made from a fruit-based concentrate diluted with water.
    When I'm thirsty I drink squash; it tastes much nicer than plain water.
  3. A place or a situation where people have limited space to move.
    It's a bit of a squash in this small room.
  4. (obsolete, countable) Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of peas.
  5. (obsolete, countable, derogatory) Something unripe or soft.
  6. (obsolete, countable) A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
  7. (slang, professional wrestling) An extremely one-sided, usually short, match.
    • Orr, James (18 August 2014) , “WWE SummerSlam 2014: How Twitter reacted to John Cena vs Brock Lesnar”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2], The Independent, retrieved 30 July 2015
      It was one of the most shocking WWE title matches ever witnessed, and effectively a 20-minute squash match as Brock Lesnar "conquered" his opponent.
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squash (third-person singular simple present squashes, present participle squashing, simple past and past participle squashed)

  1. (transitive) To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To compress or restrict (oneself) into a small space; to squeeze.
    Somehow, she squashed all her books into her backpack, which was now too heavy to carry.
    We all managed to squash into Mum's tiny car.
  3. (transitive) To suppress; to force into submission.
    • 2006, Chris Rodda, Liars for Jesus, →ISBN, page 390:
      A somewhat popular myth about the Whiskey Rebellion is that Washington personally led the troops into western Pennsylvania and squashed the rebellion.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of Narragansett askutasquash ([a vegetable] eaten green (or raw)), from askut (green, raw) +‎ asquash (eaten).[1]

Noun[edit]

Varieties of squash

squash (countable and uncountable, plural squash or squashes)

  1. (botany, countable) A plant and its fruit of any of a few species of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.
    1. Cucurbita maxima, including hubbard squash, great winter squash, buttercup squash, and some varieties of pumpkins.
    2. Cucurbita argyrosperma (syn. Cucurbita mixta), cushaw squash.
    3. Cucurbita moschata, butternut squash, Barbary squash, China squash.
    4. Cucurbita pepo, most pumpkins, acorn squash, summer squash, zucchini.
  2. (botany) Any other similar-looking plant of other genera.
    1. Lagenaria siceraria (syn. Cucurbita verrucosa), calabash, long-neck squash.
  3. (cooking) The edible or decorative fruit of these plants, or this fruit prepared as a dish.
    We ate squash and green beans.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of musquash.

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squash (plural squashes)

  1. (obsolete, countable) Muskrat.
    • 1705, William Dampier, A Supplement of the Voyage Round the World
      The squash is a four-footed beast, bigger than a cat.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ squash” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English squash.

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Noun[edit]

squash m

  1. squash

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English squash.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈskuɑs/, [ˈs̠kuɑs̠]
  • IPA(key): /ˈskuɑʃ/, [ˈs̠kuɑʃ]
  • Syllabification: squ‧ash

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squash

  1. (sports) squash
    Synonym: kössi

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Inflection of squash (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative squash squashit
genitive squashin squashien
partitive squashia squasheja
illative squashiin squasheihin
singular plural
nominative squash squashit
accusative nom. squash squashit
gen. squashin
genitive squashin squashien
partitive squashia squasheja
inessive squashissa squasheissa
elative squashista squasheista
illative squashiin squasheihin
adessive squashilla squasheilla
ablative squashilta squasheilta
allative squashille squasheille
essive squashina squasheina
translative squashiksi squasheiksi
instructive squashein
abessive squashitta squasheitta
comitative squasheineen
Possessive forms of squash (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person squashini squashimme
2nd person squashisi squashinne
3rd person squashinsa

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English squash.

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squash m (plural squashs)

  1. (sports) (uncountable) squash
    Jouer au squash.
  2. squash game
    On s'est fait deux squashs aujourd'hui.
  3. squash court
    La ville a construit trois squashs municipaux.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English squash.

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squash m (definite singular squashen, indefinite plural squasher, definite plural squashene)

  1. squash (fruit)
  2. squash (sport)
  3. squash (soft drink)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English squash.

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squash m (definite singular squashen, indefinite plural squashar, definite plural squashane)

  1. squash (fruit)
  2. squash (sport)
  3. squash (soft drink)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English squash.

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squash m inan

  1. squash (sport)

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Further reading[edit]

  • squash in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • squash in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English squash.

Noun[edit]

squash m (uncountable)

  1. squash (sport)

Further reading[edit]

  • squash” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English squash.

Noun[edit]

squash m

  1. squash (sport)

Further reading[edit]

  • squash in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk