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Definition of Squash

Squash

  1. A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets.
  2. An American animal allied to the weasel.
  3. A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.
  4. To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
  5. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.
  6. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
  7. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.

Squash Quotations

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.
Camille Claudel

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.
Mario Batali

If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.
Vusi Mahlasela

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
Josh Billings

While you can find zucchini in markets in most places year-round, allowing you to make everything from breakfast dishes like zucchini and onion frittatas to snacks like zucchini-stuffed crab cakes, the onset of fall marks the beginning of hard squash season.
Marcus Samuelsson
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Squash Translations

squash in Afrikaans is pampoen, muurbal
squash in Dutch is pompoen
squash in French is potiron
squash in Italian is succo
squash in Spanish is aplastar
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