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Squelch   /skwɛltʃ/   Listen
Squelch

verb
(past & past part. squelched; pres. part. squelching)
1.
Suppress or crush completely.  Synonyms: quell, quench.  "Quench a rebellion"
2.
Make a sucking sound.
3.
Walk through mud or mire.  Synonyms: slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squish.
4.
To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition.  Synonyms: crush, mash, squash, squeeze.  "Squeeze a lemon"






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"Squelch" Quotes from Famous Books



... past irregularities as I do, that Vesta approves of you and is pleased with you as I am, if I could feel Vesta corroborating my feelings, if I could evoke an unmistakable token of her will, I'd not hesitate. I'd scout the suggestion of a trial; I'd squelch Calvaster; I'd absolve you." ...
— The Unwilling Vestal • Edward Lucas White

... generally believ'd the prediction. I remember talking about it on a Fulton ferry-boat with the Brooklyn mayor, who said he only "hoped the Southern fire-eaters would commit some overt act of resistance, as they would then be at once so effectually squelch'd, we would never hear of secession again—but he was afraid they never would have the pluck ...
— Complete Prose Works - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy • Walt Whitman

... so mad she sez things she can't prove. Now she thinks you could kep' her from bein' turned out of the Jonesville post-office and you could keep the price of meat down. No use arguin' with her, she sez you had it in your power to squelch some of the Trusts, and ...
— Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition • Marietta Holley

... things right. It will stop the slaves from revolting; it will squelch the Maroons, and I'm certain sure Calhoun will have Maroons ready to fight for us, not against us, before this thing is over. I tell you, your honour, it means the way out—that's what it means. So, if you'll give me your order, keeping a copy ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... stream of men were being brought in and taken away, and now and again shells would fall quite close, but the ground thereabouts was very soft, and I counted fifteen shells that fell close by with a wouf and a squelch, but did not explode. This hospital was all under canvas, just three or four big marquees and a score or so of tents for the medical officers and orderlies, and any inclination that I had to complain ...
— "Over There" with the Australians • R. Hugh Knyvett

... she seems to like the other fellow; at least she hasn't sent for me. He must have nerve to tackle her after he saw her squelch you. But you can never tell what a woman is ...
— Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight • Mathew Joseph Holt



Words linked to "Squelch" :   electric circuit, stamp down, inhibit, sound, telescope, derision, trudge, plod, tramp, colloquialism, pad, footslog, slog, steamroller, conquer, press, wring, subdue, circuit, stamp, squash, curb, electrical circuit, suppress, go, tread



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