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Definition of squelch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    squelch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skweltʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skweltʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squelch
    BrE BrE//skweltʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skweltʃ//
     
    he / she / it squelches
    BrE BrE//ˈskweltʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskweltʃɪz//
     
    past simple squelched
    BrE BrE//skweltʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skweltʃt//
     
    past participle squelched
    BrE BrE//skweltʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skweltʃt//
     
    -ing form squelching
    BrE BrE//ˈskweltʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskweltʃɪŋ//
     
     
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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. More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet.
  2. 2[transitive] squelch something (North American English) to stop something from growing, increasing or developing synonym squash to squelch a rumour/strike/fire
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent. (originally denoting a heavy crushing fall on to something soft): imitative.

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