squash into (something)

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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 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.
See also: squash
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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