- The definition of a squelch is slang for a remark that stops conversation.
An example of a squelch is when someone says something very unkind about the people having a spirited discussion.
- Squelch is defined as to press with force, or to quiet or stop by force.
- An example of squelch is to squish mud under your shoes.
- An example of squelch is to stop a protest with weapons.
- the sound of liquid, mud, slush, etc. moving under pressure or suction, as in wet shoes
- a crushed mass of something
- Informal the act of suppressing or silencing; esp., a crushing retort, answer, rebuke, etc.
Origin of squelchprobably echoic
- to crush or smash by or as by falling or stamping upon; squash
- to suppress or silence completely and with a crushing effect
- to walk heavily, as through mud, making a sucking sound
- to make such a sound
verbsquelched, squelch·ing, squelch·es
- To subdue forcibly: squelch a revolt.
- To inhibit or suppress: squelch a rumor; squelch one's anger.
- Archaic To crush by trampling.
- A squishing sound.
- An electric circuit that cuts off a radio receiver when the signal is too weak for reception of anything but noise.
Origin of squelchProbably imitative
(third-person singular simple present squelches, present participle squelching, simple past and past participle squelched)
- (US) to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force
- Even the king's announcement could not squelch the rumors.
- (radio technology) to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of your receiver.
- (intransitive, UK) to make a sucking, splashing noise as when walking on muddy ground
- The mud squelched underfoot; it had been raining all night.
- (intransitive, UK) to walk or step through a substance such as mud
- The mud was thick and sticky underfoot, but we squelched through it nonetheless.
- A squelching sound.