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- adj. squeezed until flattened, or until a pulp
- adj. suppressed or silenced
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of squash.
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- adj. that has been violently compressed
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There are also plenty of nostalgic nods back to Webb's 1970s childhood when eccles cakes were referred to as squashed fly cakes and bourbon biscuits were regularly remarked on as looking like something you might give to the dog.
Under O'Keefe and Steidle NASA was heading toward your suggested fly-off competition operating model (which DOES compare better to your cited examples), but Griffin squashed that and reshaped Constellation along the old NASA paradigm: govt dictates the precise design, industry builds that design under an exclusive contract.
In the screenshot above there are two events (they are a little squashed, that is a bug).
Dad went downstairs and made Mum a cup of tea and brought it upstairs on a tray with two Garibaldi biscuits, otherwise known as squashed flies.
'' 'Garibaldi' '' biscuits, a [[British]] delicacy, are popularly known as squashed fly biscuits from their appearance.
Yesterday, Robert Plant unequivocally and in no uncertain terms squashed rumors pertaining to his participation in any Led Zeppelin reunion tour.
Soundtrack promo (mis-presented in a 16: 9 format that looks vertically "squashed" -
I simply responded with the rankings which kind of squashed that whole argument.
I do not think you have any evidence whatsoever to claim that Nick Bourne is being 'squashed' as you put it.
Apple's price was about $600, but it looked somewhat "squashed" vertically, and did not sell well.