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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun Squelch has 2 senses

Verb Squelch has 4 senses


Squelchv. t. [Cf. Prov. E. quelch a blow, and quell to crush, to kill.].
     To quell; to crush; to silence or put down.  [1913 Webster]
    "Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched."  [1913 Webster]
    "If you deceive us you will be squelched."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A heavy fall, as of something flat.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A crushing reply; as, the perfect squelch for a conceited remark.  Hudibras.  [1913 Webster]
Squelchv. i. [Perh. imitative. Cf. Squelch.].
     To make a sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of swashing sound; to squish; also, to move with such a sound.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
    "He turned and strode to the fire, his boots squelching as he walked."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
    "A crazy old collier squelching along under squared yards."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


Squelch, v. & n.
1 intr. a make a sucking sound as of treading in thick mud. b move with a squelching sound.
2 tr. a disconcert, silence. b stamp on, crush flat, put an end to.
--n. an instance of squelching.

squelcher n. squelchy adj.



answer, answer conclusively, argue down, asphyxiate, assibilate, assibilation, barb, black out, bottle up, buzz, censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, comeback, complete answer, confound, confounding, confutation, confute, contradict, contradiction, controversion, controvert, cork, cork up, crack down on, crush, damp down, defeat, demolish, demolition, denial, deny, discrediting, dismiss, dispose of, drown, dumbfound, effective rejoinder, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, extinguish, finish, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, floor, frication, frictional rustling, gag, gibe, hiss, hissing, hold down, hugger-mugger, humiliate, hush, hush up, hush-hush, hushing, jibe, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, lisp, muffle, muzzle, nonplus, outdo, overcome, overthrow, overthrowal, overturn, overwhelm, parry, pour water on, put down, put out, put to silence, put-down, quash, quell, quench, quiet, quieten, quip, rebut, rebuttal, reduce to silence, refutal, refutation, refute, repress, retort, rhonchus, riposte, sally, settle, shoot down, shush, shushing, shut down on, shut up, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, silence, siss, sissing, sit down on, sit on, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, smash, smash all opposition, smother, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuff out, snuffle, soft-pedal, spit, splutter, sputter, squash, squish, stamp out, stanch, sternutation, stertor, stifle, still, strangle, strike dumb, stultify, subdue, subversion, subvert, suffocate, suppress, swish, throttle, trample out, trample underfoot, undermine, undermining, upset, upsetting, wheeze, whish, whistle, whistling, white noise, whiz, whoosh, wisecrack, zip




VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.


N resonance, ring, ringing, tintinabulation, reflexion, reflection, reverberation, echo, reecho, zap, zot, buzz (hiss), low note, base note, bass note, flat note, grave note, deep note, bass, basso, basso profondo, baritone, barytone, contralto, echo chamber, resonator, tinnitus, bell, doorbell, buzzer, gong, cymbals (musical instruments), sympathetic vibrations, natural frequency, coupled vibration frequency, overtone, resonating cavity, sounding board, tuning fork, tuning, squelch, frequency selection, resonator, resonator circuit, radio resonant structure, aromaticity, alternating double bonds, non-bonded resonance, pi clouds, unsaturation, double bond, (valence), resounding, resonant, reverberant, tinnient, tintinnabulary, sonorous, booming, deep-toned, deep-sounding, deep-mouthed, vibrant, hollow, sepulchral, gruff, sweet bells jangled, out of time and harsh, echoing down the mountain and through the dell.

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