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Meaning of SQUELCH

Pronunciation:  skwelch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
  2. [n]  (informal) a crushing remark
  3. [v]  suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
  4. [v]  to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
  5. [v]  walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
  6. [v]  make a sucking sound

SQUELCH is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: crush, mash, put-down, quell, quench, slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squash, squeeze, squelch circuit, squelcher, squelcher, squish, takedown
 See Also: circuit, conquer, curb, derision, electric circuit, electrical circuit, footslog, go, inhibit, pad, plod, press, slog, sound, stamp, stamp down, steamroller, subdue, suppress, telescope, tramp, tread, trudge, wring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Squelch\, 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; 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.
  2. \Squelch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squelched}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Squelching}.] [Cf. prov. E. quelch a blow, and quel 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. &
          If you deceive us you will be squelched. --Carlyle.
  3. \Squelch\, n.
    A heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing
    reply. [Colloq.] --Hudibras.