Lepage, too, had come down with a thud, squashing hidden air out of the interstices of the mattress.
I was not,” shouted Stephen; “he was squashing me with his foot, and I moved it away.
squashing the verdict is likely to become a popular feature of the Welsh Assizes.
The villages went off one after another with a soft, squashing noise.
It is that of patiently garnering youthful potato-bugs and squashing the accumulated harvest between two bricks.
The god swayed, groaned like a thing of life, and toppled over, squashing one of the howling witches—a blind one—like a red bug.
And as fur as wrapping himself around her and squashing her to death, Reginald never seen the day he could reach that fur.
The pike whistled over his head, barely missing, and he was up, squashing the big stone into the face of the other.
The roof broke under his greater weight, and he fell through on his master, squashing him flatter than a pan-cake.
As they stamped, the rug continued to flatten down; it sank under their tread with a horrible, sickening, squashing sound.
"to crush," 1560s, from Old French esquasser "to crush," from Vulgar Latin *exquassare, from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + quassare "to shatter" (see quash "to crush"). Related: Squashed; squashing. The racket game is first recorded by that name in 1886, originally it was the name of the soft rubber ball used in it.
"gourd fruit," 1640s, shortened borrowing from Narraganset (Algonquian) askutasquash, literally "the green things that may be eaten raw," from askut "green, raw" + asquash "eaten," in which the -ash is a plural affix (cf. succotash).