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be squashed (in) like sardines

To be very tightly or snugly squashed together, especially in a small space. We didn't want to take more than one car, so we had to be squashed like sardines in Jeff's little sedan for the four-hour drive to Moab. Having a concert in our friend's café was such a good idea! Sure, we were squashed in like sardines, but everyone had a great time.
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squash (someone or something) (in) like sardines

To fit many people or things very tightly or snugly into a small space. We didn't want to take more than one car, so Jeff squashed us like sardines in his little sedan for the four-hour drive to Moab. Having a concert in our friends café was such a good idea! Sure, we had to squash people in like sardines, but everyone had a great time. I wish you would just let us buy you a bigger backpack! It makes my own back hurt watching you squash those books like sardines into your little shoulder bag.
See also: like, sardine, squash

squashed (in) like sardines

Very tightly or snugly packed together, especially in a small space. We didn't want to take more than one car, so we had to drive for about four hours squashed like sardines in Jeff's little sedan. Having a concert in our friends café was such a good idea! Sure, we were squashed in like sardines, but everyone had a great time.
See also: like, sardine, squash

squash down

1. Literally, to crush, crumple, or mash something down. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squash" and "down." I kept trying to squash my clothes down to fit them all in the suitcase, but it was hopeless. I wish the courier hadn't squashed down the box to fit it through the mail slot like that!
2. To willfully suppress, inhibit, or quash something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squash" and "down." If you squash down your anger like that, it's going to end up exploding down the line. The dictator squashed the rebellion down without mercy.
See also: down, squash

squash in

1. To fit in(side of something) very snugly or compactly. Sorry, my car is pretty tiny, so you'll all have to just squash in. I know the bag looks small, but the sleeping bag squashes in without a problem.
2. To force or compel someone or something to fit inside of something by crushing, compressing, or compacting them or it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "squash" and "in." I only have one suitcase, so I always have to squash in all my clothes whenever I travel. They tried to squash 40 of us in that dinky little classroom.
3. To crush, crumple, or mash something inward. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "squash" and "in." The bully came over and squashed in my science fair diorama with his fist. Don't sit on the box like that, or you'll squash it in!
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squash into (something)

1. To fit in(side of something) very snugly or compactly. We all had to squash into his tiny truck. I know the bag looks small, but the sleeping bag squashes into it without a problem.
2. To force or compel someone or something to fit inside of something by crushing, compressing, or compacting them or it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "squash" and "into." I only have one suitcase, so I always have to squash all my clothes into it whenever I travel. They tried to squash 40 of us into that dinky little classroom.
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squash up

To crush, crumple, or mash something into a broken or untidy state. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squash" and "up." Don't just squash your clothes up like that while you're packing—everything will be wrinkly when you unpack it later! The bully came over and squashed up my science fair diorama.
See also: squash, up

squash up against (someone or something)

1. To press up to someone or something so firmly that it causes the person or object pressing to squish, contort, or deform. The package must have squashed up against something during delivery, because the box is all misshapen. I hate having people squash up against me on the train every morning when I commute to work.
2. To compact someone or something against someone or something else so firmly that it causes the former to squish, contort, or deform. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squash" and "up." The sudden rush of people squashed me right up against the window. Dang it—I squashed the bread up against the side of the shopping cart.
See also: squash, up

stoned out of (one's) squash

Severely intoxicated by drugs, especially marijuana. ("Squash" is a slang term for one's head or mind.) Sorry, I can't remember what we were talking about last night, I was stoned out of my squash. There's no way I'm letting you drive—you're stoned out of your squash!
See also: of, out, squash, stoned

squash someone or something up

to grind someone or something up; to mash someone or something up. You had better stay out of the traffic, or some big truck will squash you up! The truck squashed up the tiny car.
See also: squash, up

squash something down

to crush something down; to pack something down. squash the ice cream down so the air will be pushed out. Who squashed down my hat?
See also: down, squash

squash something in

to crush or make something concave by squashing or mashing. The children squashed the Halloween jack-o'—lantern in and ruined it. someone squashed in the lampshade.
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squash something into something

 and squash something in
to press or mash something into something. she squashed the clay into the mold. she squashed in the clay and started to make a bowl.
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squash up against someone or something

to press hard up against someone or something. (Usually said of something soft.) The egg squashed up against the window and splattered all over. The pumpkin squashed up against the side of the truck.
See also: squash, up

stoned out of one’s squash

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Britney will drink a little now and then, but she never gets stoned out of her squash.
See also: of, out, squash, stoned
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