- 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