Complete Definition of "squelch"

English

Verb
to squelch (squelches, squelched, squelching)

  1. context|transitive|US to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force

#:Even the kingâs announcement could not squelch the rumors.

  1. transitive (radio technology) to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of your receiver.
  2. context|intransitive|UK to make a sucking, splashing noise as when walking on muddy ground

#: The mud squelched underfoot; it had been raining all night.

  1. context|intransitive|UK to walk or step through a substance such as mud

#: The mud was thick and sticky underfoot, but we squelched through it nonetheless.

Synonyms
to halt: quash

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