An example of squelch is to squish mud under your shoes.
An example of squelch is to stop a protest with weapons.
An example of a squelch is when someone says something very unkind about the people having a spirited discussion.
Squelch a revolt.
Squelch a rumor; squelch one's anger.
Even the king's announcement could not squelch the rumors.
The mud squelched underfoot; it had been raining all night.
The mud was thick and sticky underfoot, but we squelched through it nonetheless.
Origin of squelch
- Probably imitative
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition