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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 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
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On a lighter note, that evening, in contrast to the more traditional food we had enjoyed up to that point, we sampled okonomiyaki, a Japanese savoury pancake with what appeared to be a non-stop range of ingredients - from piles of cabbage and pork to prawns, bacon and an egg on the top - all of which was squashed down and diced up to be served.
Umpteen trips to the tip will be taken, while risky climbs will be made to the top of the cardboard and plastic piles in the recycling containers so they can be squashed down and more fitted in.
"Also, because my eye was squashed down, that was quite painful at times because my eyelashes would rub against my inner eye.
God's wisdom gets squashed down somewhere inside us.
And it's three years ago -to the day- that humanity and everything about it was squashed down to invisibility.
The handicap is squashed down so he's well-in really.
Some things are now so squashed down at the bottom that I've forgotten what they are, but I dare not peek down too far in case they surge up and consume me entirely.
There is an answer, however, to this conundrum ...and it comes in the streamlined shape of the Ford S-Max, a squashed down, sporty piece of kit that fits in somewhere between the Mondeo and Galaxy.
The much loved iPod has been squashed down to create the iPod nano, which is now the only piece of kit to be seen with.
The stuff that is bubbling up from the grass roots usually gets squashed down again.
"My back and neck ached just so much from being squashed down. I was completely trapped.
They looked like rocks, but squashed down when touched.