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squelch

 (skwĕlch)
v. squelched, squelch·ing, squelch·es
v.tr.
1. To subdue forcibly: squelch a revolt.
2. To inhibit or suppress: squelch a rumor; squelch one's anger.
3. Archaic To crush by trampling.
v.intr.
To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
n.
1. A squishing sound.
2. An electric circuit that cuts off a radio receiver when the signal is too weak for reception of anything but noise.

[Probably imitative.]

squelch′er n.

squelch

(skwɛltʃ)
vb
1. (intr) to walk laboriously through soft wet material or with wet shoes, making a sucking noise
2. (intr) to make such a noise
3. (tr) to crush completely; squash
4. (tr) informal to silence, as by a crushing retort
n
5. a squelching sound
6. something that has been squelched
7. (Electronics) electronics a circuit that cuts off the audio-frequency amplifier of a radio receiver in the absence of an input signal, in order to suppress background noise
8. informal a crushing remark
[C17: of imitative origin]
ˈsquelcher n
ˈsquelching adj
ˈsquelchy adj

squelch

(skwɛltʃ)

v.t.
1. to strike or press with crushing force; squash.
2. to put down or silence, as with a crushing retort.
v.i.
3. to make a splashing sound.
4. to tread heavily in water, mud, etc., with such a sound.
n.
5. an act of squelching or suppressing.
6. something that squelches, as a crushing retort.
7. a splashing sound.
8. a squelched or crushed mass of anything.
[1610–20; variant of quelch in same sense (perhaps b. quell and quash); initial s perhaps from squash1]
squelch′er, n.

squelch


Past participle: squelched
Gerund: squelching

Imperative
squelch
squelch
Present
I squelch
you squelch
he/she/it squelches
we squelch
you squelch
they squelch
Preterite
I squelched
you squelched
he/she/it squelched
we squelched
you squelched
they squelched
Present Continuous
I am squelching
you are squelching
he/she/it is squelching
we are squelching
you are squelching
they are squelching
Present Perfect
I have squelched
you have squelched
he/she/it has squelched
we have squelched
you have squelched
they have squelched
Past Continuous
I was squelching
you were squelching
he/she/it was squelching
we were squelching
you were squelching
they were squelching
Past Perfect
I had squelched
you had squelched
he/she/it had squelched
we had squelched
you had squelched
they had squelched
Future
I will squelch
you will squelch
he/she/it will squelch
we will squelch
you will squelch
they will squelch
Future Perfect
I will have squelched
you will have squelched
he/she/it will have squelched
we will have squelched
you will have squelched
they will have squelched
Future Continuous
I will be squelching
you will be squelching
he/she/it will be squelching
we will be squelching
you will be squelching
they will be squelching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squelching
you have been squelching
he/she/it has been squelching
we have been squelching
you have been squelching
they have been squelching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squelching
you will have been squelching
he/she/it will have been squelching
we will have been squelching
you will have been squelching
they will have been squelching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squelching
you had been squelching
he/she/it had been squelching
we had been squelching
you had been squelching
they had been squelching
Conditional
I would squelch
you would squelch
he/she/it would squelch
we would squelch
you would squelch
they would squelch
Past Conditional
I would have squelched
you would have squelched
he/she/it would have squelched
we would have squelched
you would have squelched
they would have squelched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squelch - a crushing remark
derision - contemptuous laughter
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.squelch - an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
Verb1.squelch - suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
2.squelch - make a sucking sound
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.squelch - walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
footslog, plod, trudge, slog, tramp, pad - walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
4.squelch - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or conditionsquelch - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
stamp - crush or grind with a heavy instrument; "stamp fruit extract the juice"
steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level; "steamroller the road"
tread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
telescope - crush together or collapse; "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"

squelch

verb
1. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:
2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
Translations
صَوت التَّخْويض في الوَحليَخوضُ في الوَحْل
čvachtáníčvachtat se
svupsvuppe
cuppogcuppogás
gutl, skampskvampa, ösla
šliuksėjimasšliuksėtižlegsėjimasžlegsėti
žļakstēšanažļurkstēšanažļurkstētžļurkstināt
čvachtaniečvachtať sa
şap şap yürümek'şap' sesi

squelch

[skweltʃ]
A. VIchapotear
to squelch through the mudir chapoteando por el lodo

squelch

[ˈskwɛltʃ] vi
He squelched across the turf → Il marchait sur le gazon en pataugeant.

squelch

nquatschendes Geräusch (inf); I heard the squelch of his footsteps in the mudich hörte, wie er quatschend (inf)or platschend durch den Schlamm lief; the tomato hit the floor with a squelchdie Tomate schlug mit einem satten Platsch auf den Boden auf
vt
to squelch one’s way through somethingdurch etw p(l)atschen
(inf) speculation, protestunterdrücken
vipatschen, platschen; (shoes, mud)quatschen

squelch

[skwɛltʃ] vi to squelch in/outentrare/uscire sguazzando

squelch

(skweltʃ) noun
the sucking sound made by movement in a thick, sticky substance eg mud.
verb
to make squelches. He squelched across the marsh.