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English noun: squelch

1. squelch (communication) a crushing remark


Synonymsput-down, squelcher, takedown


Broader (hypernym)derision


Domain usagecolloquialism

2. squelch (artifact) an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise


Synonymssquelch circuit, squelcher


Broader (hypernym)circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit


English verb: squelch

1. squelch (change) suppress or crush completely


SamplesSquelch any sign of dissent.
Quench a rebellion.


Synonymsquell, quench


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

2. squelch (perception) make a sucking sound


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. squelch (motion) walk through mud or mire


SamplesWe had to splosh across the wet meadow.


ExamplesThey squelch down the river


Synonymsslop, slosh, splash, splosh, squish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge

4. squelch (contact) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition


SamplesCrush an aluminum can.
Squeeze a lemon.


Synonymscrush, mash, squash, squeeze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)press


Narrower (hyponym)stamp, steamroller, telescope, tread, wring









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