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Squelch   /skwɛltʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. squelched; pres. part. squelching)
Suppress or crush completely.  Synonyms: quell, quench.  "Quench a rebellion"
Make a sucking sound.
Walk through mud or mire.  Synonyms: slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squish.
To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition.  Synonyms: crush, mash, squash, squeeze.  "Squeeze a lemon"

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"Squelch" Quotes from Famous Books

... his shoulders good-humouredly. "You don't need to squelch me like that, Mother. I don't know that I care, particularly. I was ...
— Master of the Vineyard • Myrtle Reed

... much more to tell except that I was never so glad to set my face home as I am now and even the roughness of this trip cannot squelch my joy. It seems to me as if years had passed since we left and to think we are only three days off from Sandy Hook seems much too wonderfully good to be possible. Some day when we have dined alone together at ...
— Adventures and Letters • Richard Harding Davis

... simple: No discipline, no hot-cakes. And there were always a sufficient number of good fellows around to squelch anybody who tried to interfere with my efficiency. By the way, I observed how hungrily you were looking out the window this morning. Quite a change from ...
— The Pride of Palomar • Peter B. Kyne

... singe him for the weariness he worketh with his one tale! But that men fear him for that he hath the storms and the lightnings and all the devils that be in hell at his beck and call, they would have dug his entrails out these many years ago to get at that tale and squelch it. He telleth it always in the third person, making believe he is too modest to glorify himself—maledictions light upon him, misfortune be his dole! Good friend, ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... yes, the Reptile Press Is not confined to realms Teutonic. You squelch it—could you well do less?— With an urbanity fine, ironic. France is too chivalrous, too polite, To back these crawlers, venomous, "varment"!— But our Ambassador does quite right To—brush them lightly from ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 25, 1893 • Various

... told his secret, and the money was obtained, he had fastened them up, and set the house a-light,—a story which was received with shouts of approving laughter. As he finished, down came the butt of Rube's rifle on his head with a squelch, while mine did the same on the head of the next man. For an instant there was a pause of astonishment, for no one knew exactly what had happened; then there was a wild yell of surprise and fear, as our rifles ...
— Out on the Pampas - The Young Settlers • G. A. Henty

Words linked to "Squelch" :   tread, curb, stamp down, steamroller, inhibit, wring, pad, press, trudge, go, slog, derision, stamp, electric circuit, circuit, colloquialism, electrical circuit, conquer, subdue, suppress, sound, plod, telescope, footslog, tramp

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