HyperDic: squash

English > 4 senses of the word squash:
NOUNplantsquash, squash vineany of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
foodsquashedible fruit of a squash plant
actsquash, squash racquets, squash racketsa game / game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
VERBcontactsquash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeto compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
squash > pronunciation
Soundsskwaa'sh
Rhymesawash ... whitewash: 18 rhymes with aash...
English > squash: 4 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits.
Synonymsquash vine
Member ofCucurbita, genus Cucurbitatype genus of the Cucurbitaceae
Partssquashedible fruit of a squash plant
Narrowerpumpkin, pumpkin vine, autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepoA coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds
summer squash, summer squash vine, Cucurbita pepo melopepoAny of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden
winter squash, winter squash plantAny of various plants of the species Cucurbita ... / Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
BroadervineA plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
English > squash: 4 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningedible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable.
Part ofsquash, squash vineAny of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
Narrowersummer squashAny of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer
winter squashAny 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
Broadervegetable, veggie, vegedible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
Spanishcalabaza
Catalancarabassa, carbassa
English > squash: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA game / game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets.
Synonymssquash racquets, squash rackets
Category ofcut, undercut(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
drive(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
fault(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
forehand, forehand stroke, forehand shot(sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
forehand drive(sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
rally, exchange(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
serve, service(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
Broadercourt gameAn athletic game played on a court
Spanishsquash
Catalanesquaix
English > squash: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTo compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscrush, squelch, mash, squeeze
Narrowerstampcrush or grind with a heavy instrument
steamrollercrush with a steamroller as if to level
telescopecrush together or collapse
treadcrush as if by treading on
wringTwist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
BroaderpressExert pressure or force to or upon
Spanishaplastar, chafar, chapotear, estrujar, machacar, majar, moler
Catalanaclaparar, aixafar, esclafar, esprémer, moldre, xafar
Participlesquashedthat has been violently compressed

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