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  • v. Present participle of squash.
  • adj. Belittling.
  • n. The act by which something is squashed; a pressing.


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  • Over the last decade, Saeed Mortazavi has jailed dozens of journalists and reformist politicians and was instrumental in squashing the opposition Green Movement after last year's presidential election.

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  • Webb's "performance Tuesday in squashing whatever little boost Bush may have expected from the polls has made him into an instant star for his party."

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  • It is absolutely beyond me why the owners of music today are so aggressive in squashing free advertising of their product.

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  • Duncan Hunter, the GOP Chairman of the House Armed Services was the single biggest player in squashing the Abu Ghraib investigations in the House.

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  • Is the idea of squashing these text messages, pretty much the extent of a defense here?

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  • Arkwright, who sometimes joined with Maisie in "squashing" Honor.

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  • Mother got drunk and fell down the kitchen stairs, spraining her ankle and squashing a bag of ripe tomatoes—messy.

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