squish

[skwish]
verb (used with object)
1.
to squeeze or squash.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of water, soft mud, etc.) to make a gushing or splashing sound when walked in or on: The soaking wet sneakers squished as he walked.
noun
3.
a squishing sound: the squish of footsteps on wet leaves.

Origin:
1640–50; alteration of squash1

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squish (skwɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to crush, esp so as to make a soft splashing noise
2.  (intr) (of mud, etc) to make a splashing noise: the ground squishes as you tread
 
n
3.  a soft squashing sound: the ripe peach fell with a squish
 
[C17: of imitative origin]

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Word Origin & History

squish
1647, probably a variant of squash (1), perhaps by influence of obsolete squiss "to squeeze or crush" (1558). Squishy (adj.) first attested 1847.
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Example sentences
But some theories suggest neutron stars could squish down even further by
  converting their neutrons to exotic types of matter.
The tough all-polyethylene casing won't squish the contents, and a soft pocket
  inside the door holds pens and eyewear.
Anamorphic lenses have elements that take the horizontal part of the image, and
  squish it together.
Do not yank or squish the tick because it may have harmful bodily fluids.
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