squash vs quash : Common Errors in English

About squash vs quash

You can squash a spider or a tomato; but when the meaning you intend is “to suppress,” as in rebellions or (especially) legal motions, the more sophisticated term is “quash.”

squash Meaning(s)

  • (v) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
  • (n) a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
  • (n) edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
  • (n) any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

quash Meaning(s)

  • (v) put down by force or intimidation
  • (v) declare invalid

squash in News

  1. Bee City buzz in Asheville during 'Pollination Week'

    Honeybee on a squash blossom. / Rebecca Sharish/Special to Asheville Scene Jon Christie of Wild Mountain Bees will host a bee exhibit event at his beekeeper supply and bee product store on Friday, June 21, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Wild Mountain Bees at 425 Weaverville Road in Woodfin.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

  2. Chapter 17: Women influence future of Olympic sports groups

    Wrestling and baseball-softball - two of the three sports groups contending with squash for the final spot in the 2020 and '24 Olympics - are heavily emphasizing increased opportunities for women in hopes of gaining favor with the International Olympic Committee.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Des Moines Register

  3. Squash, cauliflower, and chickpea curry

    Serves 4, with leftovers 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 piece (1 inch) fresh ginger, chopped 2 tablespoons curry powder 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 can (about 14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk 2 cups water 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 1/4-inch chunks 1 large cauliflower ...        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

quash in News

  1. Fox News reporter's lawyers seek to keep sources secret

    Lawyers for a Fox News reporter who is being asked to name her sources for a story on last year's Colorado theater shooting urged a New York appeals court Wednesday to quash a subpoena that requires her to appear at a hearing in the state.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Fox News

  2. Journalist fights to keep secret sources on Colorado theater shooting

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Fox News reporter who is being asked to reveal her anonymous sources in a story about last summer's shooting at a Denver-area movie theater asked a New York appeals court on Wednesday to quash a subpoena requiring her to appear in Colorado court. Jana Winter, a New York-based journalist, cited two unnamed law enforcement sources in reporting that ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Fox reporter's lawyers seek to keep sources secret

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a Fox News reporter who is being asked to name her sources for a story on last year's Colorado theater shooting urged a New York appeals court Wednesday to quash a subpoena that requires her to appear at a hearing in the state.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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