squelch


squelch
squelch (v.) 1620s, "to fall, drop, or stomp on something (soft) with crushing force," possibly imitative of sound made. The figurative sense of "suppress completely" is first recorded 1864.

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  • squelch´er — squelch «skwehlch», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to cause to be silent; crush: »to squelch an annoying child. She squelched him with a look of contempt. 2. to strike or press on with crushing force; put down; squash; suppress: »to squelch a student… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squelch — Squelch, n. 1. A heavy fall, as of something flat. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: A crushing reply; as, the perfect squelch for a conceited remark. [Colloq.] Hudibras. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squelch — (skw[e^]lch), v. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squelch —   [skweltʃ, englisch], Baugruppe eines Sende Empfangs Geräts, die als Rauschsperre den Niederfrequenzkanal automatisch abschaltet, wenn der Niederfrequenz Störabstand (Verhältnis von Nutz und Rauschsignal) unter einen Schwellenwert absinkt. * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • squelch — [skweltʃ] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: From the sound] 1.) to make a sucking sound by walking or moving in something soft and wet ▪ My hair was dripping and my shoes squelched as I walked. squelch through/along/up ▪ We squelched across the field.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Squelch — (skw[e^]lch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squelched} (skw[e^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squelching}.] [Cf. Prov. E. quelch a blow, and quell to crush, to kill.] To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Oh t was your luck and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squelch — [skwɛltʃ] das; , es [...tʃiz, ...tʃis] <zu engl. to squelch »unterdrücken, niederhalten«> Baugruppe eines Sende bzw. Empfangsgeräts zur Unterdrückung des Rauschens (Elektronik) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • squelch — [ skweltʃ ] verb 1. ) transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to stop someone or something that is causing you trouble, especially by taking firm action against them: SQUASH: The government s policy of imprisoning protesters had successfully squelched… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squelch — squelch·er; squelch; …   English syllables

  • squelch — index abolish, counteract, defeat, extinguish, quash, refute, stifle, strangle Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary