verb to squelch (squelches, squelched, squelching)
- (context, transitive, US) to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force
- Even the king"s announcement could not the rumors.
- (transitive) (radio technology) to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of your receiver.
- (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.
- (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.
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