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Definition 1: a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for squash in the sense of this definition

(squash is a kind of ...) an athletic game played on a court

(squash is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball

"cuts do not bother a good tennis player"

(squash is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

(squash is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

(squash is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

(squash is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

"his powerful serves won the game"

(squash is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

"he served too many double faults"

(squash is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes

"after a short rally Connors won the point"

Definition 2: edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable - [noun denoting food]

(squash is a kind of ...) edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

(... is a kind of squash ) any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden

(... is a kind of squash ) any of various fruits of the gourd family with thick rinds and edible yellow to orange flesh that mature in the fall and can be stored for several months

(... is part of squash) any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

Definition 3: any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for squash in the sense of this definition

(squash is a kind of ...) a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

(... is a kind of squash ) a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

(... is a kind of squash ) any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden

(... is a kind of squash ) any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall

(squash is a part of ...) edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable

(... is a member of squash) type genus of the Cucurbitaceae

Definition 4: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition - [verb of contact]

Samples where squash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crush an aluminum can
  • squeeze a lemon

Synonyms for squash in the sense of this definition

(squash is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

(... is a kind of squash ) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

"wring the towels"

(... is a kind of squash ) crush or grind with a heavy instrument

"stamp fruit extract the juice"

(... is a kind of squash ) crush with a steamroller as if to level

"steamroller the road"

(... is a kind of squash ) crush as if by treading on

"tread grapes to make wine"

(... is a kind of squash ) crush together or collapse

"In the accident, the cars telescoped" "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"

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