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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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