v. squished, squish·ing, squish·es
To squeeze or crush together or into a flat mass; squash.
To emit the gurgling or sucking sound of soft mud being walked on.
1. A squishing sound.
2. Slang A person regarded as weak and ineffective.
[Probably alteration of SQUASH2.]
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