|Origin:||esquasser, from Latin quassare 'to shake'|
to press something into a flatter shape, often breaking or damaging it [= flatten]:
The cake got a bit squashed on the way here.
squash something down
Her hair had been squashed down by her hat.
Move over - you're squashing me.
to push yourself or something else into a space that is too small [= squeeze]
small space[intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition]
Seven of us squashed into the car.
squash something in
We can probably squash another couple of things in.
to use your power or authority to stop something [= quash]:
stop something[transitive] informal
Her suggestions were always squashed.
squash rumours/hopes/reports etc (=say that a rumour etc is not true)
The government was quick to squash any hopes of reform.
to control or ignore an emotion [= suppress]:
She felt anger rising but quickly squashed it.
squash upphrasal verb
squash up against
The others squashed up against Jo.