squelch

squelch When you squelch something, you’re putting an end to it. You can squelch an idea or a rebellion.

This word has several meanings, but it’s usually a verb for crushing things. A mean remark could squelch your self-confidence, and a powerful military could squelch an invading country. Squelching can also mean to make a squelch-like sucking sound — or to slop, slosh, splash, and squish through the mud. There’s also a type of electric circuit that cuts off when the signal is weak: that’s a squelch circuit, which squelches the connection.

Definitions of squelch
  1. verb

    suppress or crush completely

    squelch any sign of dissent”
    synonyms:

    quell

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    quench

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    type of:
    conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

    to put down by force or authority
  2. verb

    compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

    synonyms:

    crush

    ,

    mash

    ,

    squash

    ,

    squeeze

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    wring

    twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
    stamp

    crush or grind with a heavy instrument
    steamroller

    crush with a steamroller as if to level
    tread

    crush as if by treading on
    telescope

    crush together or collapse
    type of:
    press

    exert pressure or force to or upon
  3. verb

    make a sucking sound

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    type of:
    go, sound

    make a certain noise or sound
  4. verb

    walk through mud or mire

    synonyms:

    slop

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    slosh

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    splash

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    splosh

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    squish

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    type of:
    footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge

    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  5. noun

    a crushing remark

    synonyms:

    put-down

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    squelcher

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    takedown

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    type of:
    derision

    contemptuous laughter
  6. noun

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

    synonyms:

    squelch circuit

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    squelcher

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    type of:
    circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

    an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
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