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 for squash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squash \Squash\, n.
     1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe
        pod of pease.
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              Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a
              boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod. --Shak.
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     2. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
        "This squash, this gentleman." --Shak.
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     3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft
        bodies. --Arbuthnot.
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              My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. --Swift.
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     4. A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with
        soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called
        also squash rackets.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squash \Squash\ (skw[o^]sh), n. [Cf. Musquash.] (Zool.)
     An American animal allied to the weasel. [Obs.] --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squash \Squash\, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw,
     green, immature, applied to fruit and vegetables which were
     used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine
     apple.] (Bot.)
     A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd
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     Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is
           called Cucurbita verrucosa, the Barbary or China
           squash, Cucurbita moschata, and the great winter
           squash, Cucurbita maxima, but the distinctions are
           not clear.
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     Squash beetle (Zool.), a small American beetle ({Diabrotica
        vittata, syn. Galeruca vittata) which is often abundant
        and very injurious to the leaves of squash, cucumber, etc.
        It is striped with yellow and black. The name is applied
        also to other allied species.
     Squash bug (Zool.), a large black American hemipterous
        insect ({Coreus tristis syn. Anasa tristis) injurious
        to squash vines.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squash \Squash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squashed (skw[o^]sht); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Squashing.] [OE. squachen, OF. escachier,
     esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. ['e]cacher, perhaps from
     (assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to
     constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. Cf. Cogent,
     Squat, v. i.]
     To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus
           Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits [syn:
           squash, squash vine]
      2: edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
      3: a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who
         strike the ball with long-handled rackets [syn: squash,
         squash racquets, squash rackets]
      v 1: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or
           condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon" [syn:
           squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  260 Moby Thesaurus words for "squash":
     abrade, annihilate, answer, answer conclusively, argue down,
     asphyxiate, assibilate, assibilation, atomize, bear, beat,
     black out, bottle up, bray, break into pieces, break to pieces,
     break up, brecciate, bruise, butter, buzz, cataplasm, censor, chew,
     choke, choke off, clamp down on, clay, comminute, confound,
     confute, contradict, contriturate, controvert, cork, cork up,
     crack down on, cram, crash, crowd, crumb, crumble, crunch, crush,
     cushion, cut to pieces, damp down, defeat, demolish, dental pulp,
     deny, diffuse, disintegrate, dismiss, disperse, dispose of,
     disrupt, drove, drown, dumbfound, ease, effervesce, effervescence,
     effervescing, extinguish, finish, fission, fizz, fizzle, fizzling,
     floor, flour, fluff, fragment, frication, frictional rustling, gag,
     gentle, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder,
     gumbo, hiss, hissing, hold down, horde, hugger-mugger, hush,
     hush up, hush-hush, hushing, jam, jump on, keep down, keep under,
     kill, knead, laxate, levigate, limber, limber up, lisp, loosen,
     macerate, make mincemeat of, mash, massage, masticate, mellow,
     milden, mill, mince, mire, mollify, muck, mud, muffle, multitude,
     mush, muzzle, nonplus, ooze, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm,
     paper pulp, parry, paste, pestle, pith, plaster, plump, porridge,
     poultice, pound, pour water on, powder, press, pudding, pulp,
     pulp lead, pulpify, pulpwood, pulverize, push, put down, put out,
     put to silence, quash, quell, quench, quiet, quieten, rag pulp,
     rebut, reduce to powder, reduce to silence, refute, relax, repress,
     rhonchus, sauce, scatter, scrunch, settle, shake up, shard,
     shatter, shiver, shred, shush, shushing, shut down on, shut up,
     sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, silence, siss,
     sissing, sit down on, sit on, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, slime, slip,
     slob, slop, slosh, sludge, slush, smash, smash all opposition,
     smash up, smother, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort,
     snuff, snuff out, snuffle, soft-pedal, soften, soften up, spit,
     splinter, splutter, sponge, sputter, squab, squeeze, squelch,
     squish, stamp out, stanch, sternutation, stertor, stifle, still,
     strangle, strike dumb, stultify, subdue, subvert, suffocate,
     sulfate pulp, sulfite pulp, supple, suppress, swill, swish,
     tenderize, throng, throttle, tone down, trample out,
     trample underfoot, triturate, tune down, undermine, upset, wheeze,
     whish, whistle, whistling, white lead, white noise, whiz, whoosh,
     wood pulp, zip

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