- 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 [transitive] squelch something to stop something from growing, increasing, or developing synonym squash to squelch a rumor/strike/fire
NAmE//skwɛltʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squelch
he / she / it squelches
past simple squelched
-ing form squelching
He pulled his foot out of the mud with a squelch.
squelch noun [usually singular]jump to other results
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adjective squelchy ground