What are the antonyms for SQUASHING?

Synonyms for SQUASHING

Usage Examples for SQUASHING

  1. She had a peculiar walk, planting each foot on the ground with deliberate determination as though she were squashing a malignant beetle, she was rather short- sighted, but did not wear glasses, because, as she said to Maggie, " one need not look peculiar until one must." - "The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
  2. But at this moment, when it seemed as though the race was to go to the Tennessee Shad's nag, which had that superiority which one sacrificial horse in a Spanish bullfight ring has over another, Dennis de Brian de Boru suddenly produced the remnants of a bag of cream puffs and, by means of three well- directed, squashing shots on the rear quarters of his coal- black steed, plunged ahead and won the road, amid terrific cheering. - "The Varmint" by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger