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Definition of squelch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squelch
    he / she / it squelches
    past simple squelched
    -ing form squelching
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to make a wet sucking sound The mud squelched as I walked through it. Her wet shoes squelched at every step. We squelched across the muddy field.
  2. 2[transitive] squelch something to stop something from growing, increasing, or developing synonym squash to squelch a rumor/strike/fire
squelch noun [usually singular]
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He pulled his foot out of the mud with a squelch.
adjective squelchy ground