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Squelch  v. t.  (past & past part. squelched; pres. part. squelching)  To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. (Colloq.) "Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched." "If you deceive us you will be squelched."

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"Squelch" Quotes from Famous Books

... 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 ...
— Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight • Mathew Joseph Holt

... people. The future is veiled but it may reveal some strange things to the world. What opportunities there are for leadership! If there were only some ways to "squelch" the fakers and arouse ...
— The Colored Girl Beautiful • E. Azalia Hackley

... worse. But while with tearful eye they are looking round on the wide-spread ruin, undermined by the fire, down comes the tall building with thundering crash to the ground. The frightened mourners start aghast from the hideous squelch, and weep afresh to see all the hopes and glories of their state thus suddenly ended in smoke ...
— The Life of General Francis Marion • Mason Locke Weems

... secondary elimination are actually a positive thing because they are the body's efforts to lessen a dangerously toxic condition. Secondary eliminations shouldn't be treated immediately with a drug to suppress the process. If you squelch the bodies best and least-life-threatening method to eliminate toxins, the body will ultimately have to resort to another more dangerous though probably less immediately ...
— How and When to Be Your Own Doctor • Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon

... fag that makes us feel that way, and the weather. A pouring rainy night like this, coming after a hard day's grind, would squelch any one but a Mark Tapley. You know it IS ...
— Anne Of The Island • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... Paul, was not compelled to be circumcised, although he stood in the midst of the apostles when this question of circumcision was debated. This was a blow to the false apostles. With the living fact that Titus was not compelled to be circumcised Paul was able to squelch his adversaries. ...
— Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians • Martin Luther

... reinforcements with fibre, and were commanded by officers who really meant to win, and had the knowledge or the instinct to conceive a proper plan of campaign. The generals could hardly be censured, for their hands were tied; they were forbidden to be severe; they dared not squelch insubordination. Capital punishment, even in the army, and at such a crisis as this, was abolished. There had been, I heard, something suspiciously resembling a mutiny in the column of Sanchez Bregua. A certain Colonel Castanon was put under arrest on a charge ...
— Romantic Spain - A Record of Personal Experiences (Vol. II) • John Augustus O'Shea

... journey into Pretoria on one of the steam-sappers running between that town and Rietfontein; they are known as the Pretoria-Rietfontein expresses. As he put it, they stop for nothing, over rocks, through spruits and dongas, squelch over one of French's milestones here and there, the ponderous iron horse snorted on its wild career till ...
— A Yeoman's Letters - Third Edition • P. T. Ross

Words linked to "Squelch" :   conquer, squelch circuit, derision, squelcher, quell, suppress, trudge, curb, subdue, takedown, stamp, press, splosh, tramp, squeeze, electrical circuit, telescope, squish, mash, plod, go, crush

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