quash squash (kwash skwash) (v.tr.) The act of walking on the outer sides of one’s feet to dampen the squishing sound of squeaky tennis shoes. Literally, to annul a squishing sound.
New sneakers, there’s nothing like them, especially when they get wet. That is the time when you start to quash squash. If you don’t, then everyone will know where you are and where you will be going. Not only that, they will know that you somehow, did something embarrassing and stupid enough to get your new sneakers wet. No sneaking into classes or work late. No slipping away for cigarette breaks or cutting a class. Unless you quash squash, your stealthy days are over, at least till your shoes dry out, or you change into a dry pair. Sometimes, it might not even be the shoes that are working against you, but the floors you might be walking on, such as the times we hear gription at basketball games, and there is no way for ten players on a court to quash squash that sound. That variation on a squeech can never be quash squashed, so our poor ears will have to bear it for the length of the game. As to having to quash squash on the way home, best not stay out too late, and you can avoid having to quash squash at all.