Squelch

Definition of Squelch

Pronunciation: skwĕlch
v. t.1.To quell; to crush; to silence or put down.
[imp. & p. p. Squelched (skwĕlcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Squelching.]
Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched.
- Beau. & Fl.
If you deceive us you will be squelched.
- Carlyle.
n.1.A heavy fall, as of something flat.
2.A crushing reply; as, the perfect squelch for a conceited remark.
v. i.1.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.
He turned and strode to the fire, his boots squelching as he walked.
- P. L. Ford.
A crazy old collier squelching along under squared yards.
- W. C. Russell.

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