One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]North American
Crush or smash.‘they smushed marshmallows in their mouths’
squash, squeeze, press, compressView synonyms
- ‘The sound emitted from the front speakers had no depth or shading; background noise and dialogue are smushed together.’
- ‘Carly came right over to the love seat Renae and Droven were sharing and pushed Droven over so that he was smushed in the middle between Renae and her.’
- ‘I made it by enchanting some rose petals, so it's pretty fragile; I hope it gets to you without being smushed up or anything.’
- ‘Because of the wind (it's windy tonight), their hats would periodically begin to lift off their heads, so they would keep reach up to smush them down.’
- ‘You might have read chapters before it, but I smushed the chapters together (read top of page if you didn't already) so maybe that was why you were confused.’
Early 19th century: alteration of mush.
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