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Verb: squelch  skwelch
  1. Suppress or crush completely
    "squelch any sign of dissent";
    - quell, quench
     
  2. Make a sucking sound
     
  3. Walk through mud or mire
    "We had to squelch across the wet meadow";
    - squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slop
     
  4. To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    "squelch an aluminium can";
    - squash, crush, mash, squeeze
Noun: squelch  skwelch
  1. A crushing remark
    - put-down, squelcher, takedown
     
  2. An electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
    - squelch circuit, squelcher

Derived forms: squelched, squelches, squelching

Type of: circuit, conquer, curb, derision, electric circuit, electrical circuit, footslog, go, inhibit, pad, plod, press, slog, sound, stamp down, subdue, suppress, tramp, tromp [N. Amer], trudge

Encyclopedia: Squelch