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Princeton's WordNet

  1. put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedownnoun

    a crushing remark

  2. squelch circuit, squelch, squelcherverb

    an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise

  3. squelch, quell, quenchverb

    suppress or crush completely

    "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

  4. squelchverb

    make a sucking sound

  5. squelch, squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slopverb

    walk through mud or mire

    "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"

  6. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeverb

    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

    "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"


  1. squelchnoun

    A squelching sound.

  2. squelchverb

    to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force

    Even the king's announcement could not squelch the rumors.

  3. squelchverb

    to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of your receiver.

  4. squelchverb

    to make a sucking, splashing noise as when walking on muddy ground

    The mud squelched underfoot; it had been raining all night.

  5. squelchverb

    to walk or step through a substance such as mud

    The mud was thick and sticky underfoot, but we squelched through it nonetheless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squelchverb

    to quell; to crush; to silence or put down

    Etymology: [Perh. imitative. Cf. Squelch.]

  2. Squelchnoun

    a heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing reply

    Etymology: [Perh. imitative. Cf. Squelch.]


  1. Squelch

    In telecommunications, squelch is a circuit function that acts to suppress the audio output of a receiver in the absence of a sufficiently strong desired input signal.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squelch

    skwelch, n. a heavy blow or a heavy fall.—v.t. to crush down.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squelch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squelch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of squelch in a Sentence

  1. America News:

    While Fox News has yet to receive or review the Smartmatic filing, Fox News reported accurately on allegations made by well-known public figures, including the President, his advisors and members of Congress, as well as reporting on Smartmatic's claims in its defense, smartmatic's action against Fox News today is a clear attempt to squelch the rights of a free press.

  2. Jeanette Seaver:

    We find it critical to hear more than one side of a story and more importantly, not to squelch a writer's right to be heard, when speakers are shouted down or even assaulted on campuses simply for having a different point of view, journalists are banned from press conferences and truth is too often dismissed as 'fake news,' we as publishers prefer to give voice to a respected writer and filmmaker, rather than bow to the politically correct pressures of the modern world.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    We have to watch for and cultivate and encourage those glimmers of curiosity and possibility - not suppress them, not squelch them.

  4. Ted Boutrous:

    New York State Supreme Court got New York State Supreme Court right in rejecting the Robert Trump family's effort to squelch Mary Trump's core political speech on important issues of public concern.

  5. Thomas Rudd:

    Normally I wouldn’t speak to this but since that’s out there I think I want to squelch that—that there are no shots to the head or neck.

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