(noun, verb)


1. a crushing remark

Similar word(s): squelcher, takedown

Definition categories: communication, derision

2. an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise

Similar word(s): squelcher

Definition categories: man–made, circuit


1. suppress or crush completely

- squelch any sign of dissent

Similar word(s): quell, quench

Definition categories: change, conquer, subdue, suppress

2. make a sucking sound

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

3. walk through mud or mire

Similar word(s): slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squish

Definition categories: motion, footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge

4. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

- squeeze a lemon

Similar word(s): crush, mash, squash, squeeze

Definition categories: contact, press

Sentences with squelch as a verb:

- 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.