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squash and stretch

in animation, elastic distortions of shapes during motion, especially of living creatures, to reflect the stretch of elastic body tissue, such as cheeks stretching and bulging during chewing. These distortions may be exaggerated to clarify an action, but the common mistake is to understate them, displaying less pliability than real life.