squelch


1squelch

verb \ˈskwelch\

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

Full Definition of SQUELCH

transitive verb
1
a :  to fall or stamp on so as to crush
b (1) :  to completely suppress :  quell <squelch resistance>
(2) :  silence <squelched the protesters>
2
:  to emit or move with a sucking sound
intransitive verb
1
:  to emit a sucking sound
2
:  to splash through water, slush, or mire
squelch·er noun

Examples of SQUELCH

  1. <immediately squelched any signs of rebellion>
  2. <his irritated glare squelched any other potential objectors>

Origin of SQUELCH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1624

Rhymes with SQUELCH

2squelch

noun

Definition of SQUELCH

1
:  a sound of or as if of semiliquid matter under suction <the squelch of mud>
2
:  the act of suppressing; especially :  a retort that silences an opponent
squelchy adjective

First Known Use of SQUELCH

1895

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