from The Century Dictionary.

  • To crush; squash; quash: also used as a noun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Colloq. or Slang, Scot. To crush; to quash; to squash.

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  • verb Scotland, slang, dated, transitive To crush; to quash; to squash.


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  • A crushing blow; a squashing.

    February 2, 2007

  • A 19th century madeupical word whose appearance in the old Tory journal Blackwood's Magazine is discussed here.

    September 15, 2011