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squelch

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verb \ˈskwelch\

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


SQUELCH Defined for English Language Learners

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squelch

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verb \ˈskwelch\

Definition of squelch for English Language Learners

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



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