1. A few more inches to the left, and he would have fallen on and squashed the box flat. He crushed the bread flat in his hands.2. He squashed the flower under his shoes3. You may accidentally crush the hat when storing or transporting it.4. Before making noodles, I folded the dough over and pressed it flat.
 squash crush presssquash the bread flat = 把麵包壓扁，flat 更強調 "扁"squash the flower = 把花壓扁press the dough flat = 把麵粉糰壓扁
We do end-of-yea countdown at the Time Square every year.