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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Ankle deep in mud, we squelched across the meadow.
▪ Barrett squelched rumors that the bank will change its name.
▪ It had been raining hard and my boots squelched as I walked across the park.
▪ Melvin was squelching around in the yard outside the cowshed.
▪ As I squelched my way back round the lochan's edge towards the road, I saw the diver.
▪ But the fact that the guy is wearing a Comedy Central shirt tends to squelch the impact.
▪ He walked on, squelching now, and quite soon came to another notice.
▪ It is not the emotion which is negative, but the fact that it has been squelched.
▪ Labor was pleased, the protests were squelched and Clinton won by a hefty margin.
▪ The dream squelched away as she went ankle-deep into a pool.
▪ The shortcomings of the watch, however, failed to squelch the dream of what it might do once perfected.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Squelch \Squelch\, n.

  1. A heavy fall, as of something flat.

  2. Hence: A crushing reply; as, the perfect squelch for a conceited remark. [Colloq.]


Squelch \Squelch\ (skw[e^]lch), v. i. [Perh. imitative. Cf. Squelch.] To make a sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of swashing sound; to squish; also, to move with such a sound.

He turned and strode to the fire, his boots squelching as he walked.
--P. L. Ford.

A crazy old collier squelching along under squared yards.
--W. C. Russell.


Squelch \Squelch\ (skw[e^]lch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squelched (skw[e^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Squelching.] [Cf. Prov. E. quelch a blow, and quell to crush, to kill.] To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [Colloq.]

Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched.
--Beau. & Fl.

If you deceive us you will be squelched.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "to fall, drop, or stomp (on something soft) with crushing force," possibly imitative of sound made in the process. The figurative sense of "suppress completely" is first recorded 1864. Related: Squelched; squelching.


n. 1 A squelching sound. 2 (context radio technology English) suppression of the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of the receiver. vb. 1 (context transitive US English) to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force 2 (context transitive radio technology English) to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of the receiver. 3 (context intransitive British English) to make a sucking, splashing noise as when walking on muddy ground 4 (context intransitive British English) to walk or step through a substance such as mud

  1. n. a crushing remark [syn: put-down, squelcher, takedown]

  2. an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise [syn: squelch circuit, squelcher]

  3. v. suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion" [syn: quell, quench]

  4. make a sucking sound

  5. walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow" [syn: squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slop]

  6. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon" [syn: squash, crush, mash, squeeze]


In telecommunications, squelch is a circuit function that acts to suppress the audio (or video) output of a receiver in the absence of a sufficiently strong desired input signal. Squelch is widely used in two-way radios and radio scanners to suppress the sound of channel noise when the radio is not receiving a transmission. Squelch can be 'opened', which allows all signals entering the receivers discriminator tap to be heard. This can be useful when trying to hear distant, or otherwise weak signals.

Usage examples of "squelch".

Bart said fl atty when I a all his enthusiasm squelched because Melodic refusing to dance the rote he wanted.

They put him carefully on the floor and Dr Van Minn en dropped down on his knees beside him while his helper squelched his way out again.

Then a Shipper end spilled through and squelched a spinner, and the Tigers had to kick.

A couple of groundcrew men lugged jerricans of petrol toward the airplane, squelching through mud that was still pretty thick.

There followed a loud squelching sound and his feet sank as if in quicksand.

The tiny garden was sodden with the incessant rain, water squelching into my boots.

His khaki shorts ran water and his velskoen boots squelched as he dragged her out.

The hell of it is that as they march him out in the smelly fatigues and the squelching boondockers they will call him Sir and they will treat him with the courtesy appropriate to a ranking officer even though he no longer deserves it.

She knows how to appropriately squelch her, in the nicest possible way too.

Jest when I was all sot to squelch Glory McGraw onst and for all by marrying Ellen Reynolds, here I was throwed into circumstances which made me a fugitive from justice.

Dejected and drenched, I squelched up to the great iron gates of Il Piacere and pressed the buzzer for the intercom.

Polly had a practical turn of mind that squelched the idea of a cat with supranormal gifts.

As he spoke his voice grew testier and more commanding: the sorcerer was like crab grass, too mean and stubborn to be squelched for long.

Having rebutted Edwina, squelched her in the pleasantest way, Daisy gave her half sister a warm smile.

Darkness fell in individual rooms and squelched the common sounds of people puking, or gasping and sucking for breath, or wimpering as pain pills wore off.