Synonyms of squash in English:


See definition of squash


1‘wash and squash the cans before depositing them’


crush, squeeze, flatten, compress, press, smash, distort, mangle, pound, tamp down, trample, trample down, stamp on

pulp, mash, cream, liquidize, beat, pulverize, macerate

2‘she squashed some of her clothes inside the bag’


force, ram, thrust, plunge, push, stick, cram, jam, stuff, pack, compress, squeeze, wedge, press, tamp, pound, drive, hammer, bang

3‘the proposal was immediately squashed by the Heritage Department’


put an end to, put a stop to, bring to an end, nip in the bud, scotch, put the lid on

ruin, wreck, scupper, destroy, devastate, smash, shatter, demolish, queer

frustrate, thwart

informal put paid to, blow, put the kibosh on, clobber

British informal dish

4‘there was no need to squash him in front of his friends’


humiliate, humble, mortify, show up, bring down, take down, bring low, demean, expose, show in a bad light, shame, put to shame, make ashamed, discomfit, disgrace, discredit, downgrade, debase, degrade, devalue, dishonour, embarrass, put someone in their place, make a fool of, chasten, subdue, get the better of, have the last laugh on, abash, abase, crush, quash, deflate, flatten, make someone eat humble pie

informal put down, settle someone's hash, cut down to size

North American informal make someone eat crow

US informal own