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English noun: squash

1. squash (plant) any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

Synonymssquash vine

Broader (hypernym)vine

Narrower (hyponym)autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, pumpkin, pumpkin vine, summer squash, summer squash vine, winter squash, winter squash plant

Part holonymsquash

Member meronymCucurbita, genus Cucurbita

2. squash (food) edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable

Broader (hypernym)veg, vegetable, veggie

Narrower (hyponym)summer squash, winter squash

Part meronymsquash, squash vine

3. squash (act) a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

Synonymssquash rackets, squash racquets

Broader (hypernym)court game

Domain category memberscut, drive, exchange, fault, forehand, forehand drive, forehand shot, forehand stroke, rally, serve, service, undercut

English verb: squash

1. squash (contact) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

SamplesCrush an aluminum can.
Squeeze a lemon.

Synonymscrush, mash, squeeze, squelch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)press

Narrower (hyponym)stamp, steamroller, telescope, tread, wring

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