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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Squash \Squash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squashed (skw[o^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Squashing.] [OE. squachen, OF. escachier, esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. ['e]cacher, perhaps from (assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. Cf. Cogent, Squat, v. i.] To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush. [1913 Webster]