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squelch

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verb \ˈskwelch\

Simple Definition of squelch

  • : to stop (something) from continuing by doing or saying something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of squelch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to fall or stamp on so as to crushb (1) :  to completely suppress :  quell <squelch resistance> (2) :  silence <squelched the protesters>

  3. 2 :  to emit or move with a sucking sound

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to emit a sucking sound

  6. 2 :  to splash through water, slush, or mire

squelcher

noun

Examples of squelch in a sentence

  1. <immediately squelched any signs of rebellion>

  2. <his irritated glare squelched any other potential objectors>



Origin and Etymology of squelch

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1624


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squelch

noun

Definition of squelch

  1. 1 :  a sound of or as if of semiliquid matter under suction <the squelch of mud>

  2. 2 :  the act of suppressing; especially :  a retort that silences an opponent

squelchy

adjective


1895

First Known Use of squelch

1895

Rhymes with squelch



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