Definition of Squelch

1. Noun. A crushing remark.

Exact synonyms: Put-down, Squelcher, Takedown
Generic synonyms: Derision
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Put Down, Take Down



2. Verb. Suppress or crush completely. "Quench a rebellion"
Exact synonyms: Quell, Quench
Generic synonyms: Conquer, Curb, Inhibit, Stamp Down, Subdue, Suppress
Derivative terms: Quelling, Squelcher, Squelcher

3. Noun. An electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise.

4. Verb. Make a sucking sound.
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

5. Verb. Walk through mud or mire. "They squelch down the river "; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
Exact synonyms: Slop, Slosh, Splash, Splosh, Squish
Generic synonyms: Footslog, Pad, Plod, Slog, Tramp, Trudge

6. Verb. To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition. "Squeeze a lemon"
Exact synonyms: Crush, Mash, Squash, Squeeze
Specialized synonyms: Wring, Stamp, Steamroller, Tread, Telescope
Generic synonyms: Press
Derivative terms: Crush, Crusher, Mash, Mash, Squeeze, Squeezer

Definition of Squelch

1. v. t. To quell; to crush; to silence or put down.

2. n. A heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing reply.

3. v. i. To make a sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of swashing sound; also, to move with such a sound.

Definition of Squelch

1. Verb. (transitive US) to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force ¹

2. Verb. (transitive radio technology) to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of your receiver. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive British) to make a sucking, splashing noise as when walking on muddy ground ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive British) to walk or step through a substance such as mud ¹

5. Noun. A squelching sound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squelch

1. to squash [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: squash

Lexicographical Neighbors of Squelch

squeezes in
squeezes out
squeezest
squeezeth
squeezier
squeezing
squeezing in
squeezing out
squeezy
squeg
squegged
squegger
squeggers
squegging
squegs
squelch (current term)
squelch circuit
squelched
squelcher
squelchers
squelches
squelchier
squelchiest
squelchiness
squelching
squelchingly
squelchy
squeteague
squeteagues
squewiff

Literary usage of Squelch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"To 'go squelch' or 'go a squelch ' is used to express the usual result to a ... A coom squelch o' the belfry flure, an' onybody'd 'a tho t as a'd 'a bin ..."

2. Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans (1881)
"To ' go squelch' or ' go a squelch ' is used to express the usual result to a ... A coom squelch o' the belfry flure, an' onybody'd 'a tho't as a'd 'a bin ..."

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