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I make a really delicious eggplant and squash curry that's inspired by Vij of Vij's Restaurant, a great chef and restaurateur in Vancouver. I like to cook that dish because it's really simple, but the flavor is so pungent and intense that I feel like I'm a real chef whenever I create it.
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Meaning of "squash" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SQUASH

From Old French esquasser, from Vulgar Latin exquassāre (unattested), from Latin ex-1 + quassāre to shatter.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SQUASH

squash  [skwɒʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SQUASH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Squash is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb squash in English.

WHAT DOES SQUASH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of squash in the English dictionary

The first definition of squash in the dictionary is to press or squeeze or be pressed or squeezed in or down so as to crush, distort, or pulp. Other definition of squash is to suppress or overcome. Squash is also to humiliate or crush, esp with a disconcerting retort.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SQUASH

PRESENT

Present
I squash
you squash
he/she/it squashes
we squash
you squash
they squash
Present continuous
I am squashing
you are squashing
he/she/it is squashing
we are squashing
you are squashing
they are squashing
Present perfect
I have squashed
you have squashed
he/she/it has squashed
we have squashed
you have squashed
they have squashed
Present perfect continuous
I have been squashing
you have been squashing
he/she/it has been squashing
we have been squashing
you have been squashing
they have been squashing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I squashed
you squashed
he/she/it squashed
we squashed
you squashed
they squashed
Past continuous
I was squashing
you were squashing
he/she/it was squashing
we were squashing
you were squashing
they were squashing
Past perfect
I had squashed
you had squashed
he/she/it had squashed
we had squashed
you had squashed
they had squashed
Past perfect continuous
I had been squashing
you had been squashing
he/she/it had been squashing
we had been squashing
you had been squashing
they had been squashing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will squash
you will squash
he/she/it will squash
we will squash
you will squash
they will squash
Future continuous
I will be squashing
you will be squashing
he/she/it will be squashing
we will be squashing
you will be squashing
they will be squashing
Future perfect
I will have squashed
you will have squashed
he/she/it will have squashed
we will have squashed
you will have squashed
they will have squashed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been squashing
you will have been squashing
he/she/it will have been squashing
we will have been squashing
you will have been squashing
they will have been squashing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would squash
you would squash
he/she/it would squash
we would squash
you would squash
they would squash
Conditional continuous
I would be squashing
you would be squashing
he/she/it would be squashing
we would be squashing
you would be squashing
they would be squashing
Conditional perfect
I would have squash
you would have squash
he/she/it would have squash
we would have squash
you would have squash
they would have squash
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been squashing
you would have been squashing
he/she/it would have been squashing
we would have been squashing
you would have been squashing
they would have been squashing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you squash
we let´s squash
you squash
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to squash
Past participle
squashed
Present Participle
squashing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SQUASH


awash
əˈwɒʃ
backwash
ˈbækˌwɒʃ
blackwash
ˈblækˌwɒʃ
brainwash
ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ
downwash
ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ
eyewash
ˈaɪˌwɒʃ
greenwash
ˈɡriːnˌwɒʃ
hand-wash
ˈhændwɒʃ
hogwash
ˈhɒɡˌwɒʃ
mouthwash
ˈmaʊθˌwɒʃ
musquash
ˈmʌskwɒʃ
outwash
ˈaʊtˌwɒʃ
pigwash
ˈpɪɡˌwɒʃ
prewash
priːˈwɒʃ
quash
kwɒʃ
rewash
ˌriːˈwɒʃ
stonewash
ˈstəʊnˌwɒʃ
swash
swɒʃ
wash
wɒʃ
whitewash
ˈwaɪtˌwɒʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SQUASH

squarishness
squark
squarrose
squarson
squarsonage
squash bug
squash court
squash ladder
squash player
squash racket
squash rackets
squash racquets
squash tennis
squashable
squasher
squashier
squashiest
squashily
squashiness
squashy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SQUASH

ash
bash
butternut squash
cash
clash
crash
dash
flash
hash
lemon squash
marrow squash
mash
Nash
orange squash
pattypan squash
slash
smash
splash
summer squash
trash

Synonyms and antonyms of squash in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SQUASH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «squash» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of squash

Translation of «squash» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SQUASH

Find out the translation of squash to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of squash from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «squash» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

壁球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

squash
570 millions of speakers

English

squash
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्क्वाश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لُعْبَةُ السَكْواشُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сквош
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

squash
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্কোয়াশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

squash
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Squash
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fruchtsaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スカッシュ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스쿼시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Squash
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bóng quần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்குவாஷ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्क्वॅश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kabak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zucca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miazga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сквош
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

squash
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σκουός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

muurbal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

saft
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trengsel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of squash

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SQUASH»

The term «squash» is very widely used and occupies the 11.434 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SQUASH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about squash

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10 QUOTES WITH «SQUASH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word squash.
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Mario Batali
You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else.
2
Alan Bennett
If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.
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Bradley Chicho
Shine like the day I set cosmic eyes on you, friend, by the light of the sweet squash in my lovely laser broom.
4
Camille Claudel
I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire... that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
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Noel Coward
Squash - that's not exercise, it's flagellation.
6
Richard Coyle
I do a lot of running. Bit of squash, bit of tennis. I don't like feeling out of shape.
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Bryan Cranston
We've been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we're conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that's the right thing for society.
8
Carmen Ejogo
I make a really delicious eggplant and squash curry that's inspired by Vij of Vij's Restaurant, a great chef and restaurateur in Vancouver. I like to cook that dish because it's really simple, but the flavor is so pungent and intense that I feel like I'm a real chef whenever I create it.
9
Jahangir Khan
Squash was my livelihood and as in business, I had to stay on top.
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Jahangir Khan
During my time, squash was not even part of Asian or Commonwealth Games. Considering the dominance of Jansher Khan and I in the '80s and '90s, it goes without saying that Pakistan would have bagged a plethora of medals through us at these games. And yes, the ultimate prize would have been an Olympic gold.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SQUASH»

Discover the use of squash in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to squash and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Squash: Steps to Success
"Squash: Steps to Success" will teach you the skills and strategies you need in order to play and win.
Philip Yarrow, Aidan Harrison, 2009
2
Squash: A History of the Game
A gripping cultural history, Squash is the book for which all aficionados of this fast-paced, exciting game have been waiting.
James Zug, 2007
3
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Racquetball & Squash
This book features year round racquetball and squash-specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.
Rob Price, 2009
4
Squash Racquets: the Khan Game
So he "talked" the book in a great number of sessions, in the court and out of it, with Richard E. Randall, one of his students and a professional writer. The collaboration worked well. The book gives Hashim as he actually thinks and talks.
Hashim Khan, Richard E. Randall, 1967
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Raising Big Smiling Squash Kids: The Complete Roadmap for ...
Offering a complete roadmap to all the game has to offer, this resource offers practical advice ranging from the best age to get your kid started in squash, to pursuing a career in professional squash, to finding ways squash players can ...
Richard Millman, Georgetta Morque, 2006
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The compleat squash: a passionate grower's guide to ...
Detailed instructions on how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and propagate a variety of pumpkin, squash, and ornamental gourd varieties are accompanied by more than 150 glorious color photographs, horticultural tips, and delicious recipes.
Amy Goldman, Victor Schrager, 2004
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A Squash and a Squeeze
This brilliantly funny story is the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, authors of The Gruffalo.
Julia Donaldson, 2004
8
Carlos and the squash plant
Having ignored his mother's warnings about what will happen if he doesn't bathe after working on his family's New Mexican farm, Carlos awakens one morning to find a squash growing out of his ear.
Jan Romero Stevens, 1993
9
Don't Squash That Bug!: The Curious Kid's Guide to Insects
Describes the characteristics and behavior of different insects, and includes a section on why specific insects are helpful to people.
Natalie Rompella, 2007
10
Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor
Beautifully reillustrated by David Hitch, this whimsical Golden Book from the 1950s will enchant a new generation. From the Hardcover edition.
Margaret Wise Brown, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SQUASH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term squash is used in the context of the following news items.
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Canada beats Mexico to win Pan Am gold in men's team squash
Both players treated the near-capacity crowd of about 500 fans to a rollicking display of energetic squash. The pace was amped up with both players mixing in ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
2
British Open squash 2015: Laura Massaro topples Malaysia's Nicol …
Laura Massaro's British Open women's semi-final with Malaysia's Nicol David, the defending champion, was filled with more than just the "mental freshness" she ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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Prudence Hilburn: Butternut squash a suitable stand-in for sweet …
I like the butternut squash because it reminds me of another favorite: sweet potatoes. You can substitute butternut squash for almost any recipe calling for sweet ... «Stockton Record, Mar 15»
4
Tesco forced to recall 'disgusting smelling' squash
But some parents raised concerns that it may have caused their children's stomach upsets after those who drank the squash were left vomiting or with "bad ... «The Independent, Jan 15»
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New Olympic sports: Squash, snooker seeking inclusion at Tokyo
The head of the World Squash Federation, N. Ramachandran, made his case in meetings with Tokyo organizing committee chairman Yoshiro Mori in Tokyo. «San Jose Mercury News, Jan 15»
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Nicol David wins eighth title at World Squash Championship
Nicol David saved four successive match points as she beat Raneem el Weleily to win her eighth world title. The Malaysian world number one was on the brink ... «BBC Sport, Dec 14»
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World Squash Championships 2014: Nick Matthew's title bid ends in …
Confusion reigned in Doha on Thursday night as Nick Matthew's title defence ended in bizarre circumstances, with four different decisions given over one point ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 14»
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More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk
Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email ... «NPR, Nov 14»
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Men's team give India first ever gold in Asian Games squash
Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu played their hearts out against tough Malaysian opponents and won 2-0 in the best-of-three men's squash title contest ... «Indian Express, Sep 14»
10
David puts on a squash clinic for Olympic watchers
Now the squash luminary from Malaysia is hoping her performance in the finals at Asian Games will add weight to her sport's case for inclusion in the Olympics. «Yahoo News, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Squash [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/squash>. Aug 2019 ».
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