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Verb: squelch  skwelch
  1. Make a sucking sound
  2. Walk through mud or mire
    "We had to squelch across the wet meadow";
    - squish, splash, splosh [informal], slosh, slop
  3. Use force to compress, making out of normal shape or condition
    "squelch an aluminium can";
    - squash, crush, mash, squeeze, squidge [informal], squish [informal]
  4. [informal] Suppress or crush completely
    "squelch any sign of dissent";
    - quell, quench
Noun: squelch  skwelch
  1. [informal] 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: squelching, squelched, squelches

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

Encyclopedia: Squelch