1. [ verb ] suppress or crush completely
Synonyms: quell quench

"squelch any sign of dissent" "quench a rebellion"

Related terms: suppress suppression
2. [ verb ] walk through mud or mire
Synonyms: splash slop slosh splosh squish

"We had to splosh across the wet meadow"

Related terms: slog
3. [ verb ] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
Synonyms: squeeze crush mash squash

"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"

Related terms: press telescope tread wring stamp steamroller crusher squeeze mash crush
4. [ verb ] make a sucking sound
Related terms: go
5. [ noun ] (physics,electronics) an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
Synonyms: squelcher squelch_circuit
Related terms: circuit
6. [ noun ] (informal) a crushing remark
Synonyms: takedown squelcher put-down
Related terms: derision derision colloquialism degrade
Similar spelling:   squelcher