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Adjective: squelched  skwelcht
  1. Subdued or overcome
    "a squelched rumour";
    - quelled, quenched
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. Use force to compress, making out of normal shape or condition
    "squelch an aluminium can";
    - squash, crush, mash, squeeze, squidge [informal]

See also: suppressed

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

Encyclopedia: Squelch