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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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