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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.
References in classic literature ?
But that men fear him for that he hath the storms and the lightnings and all the devils that be in hell at his beck and call, they would have dug his en- trails out these many years ago to get at that tale and squelch it.
A pouring rainy night like this, coming after a hard day's grind, would squelch any one but a Mark Tapley.
One of the new features of the GMA 347 is the automatic squelch option, which makes the entire audio experience quieter and clearer.
When did Ukraine's Communist government use mass arrests and tighter restrictions to squelch youth protests?
There is plenty of religious dialogue-and some screaming--in the public square now, and I certainly don't want to squelch it.
Not only are these events evidence of attempts to squelch dissent but they also reveal a level of intense criticism based of a lack of understanding.
Every time I get a new copy, I immediately check out all the humor--the cartoons, the limerick, the "Perfect Squelch," and the "Post Scripts.
Receivers use squelch detect circuits to recognize this condition, or the absence of this condition.
Fellow Briton Nick Faldo added: "It's squelch, squelch.