verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- squeezed joint,
- squib kick,
Origin of squelch
Examples from the Web for squelching
Yeah,” he says finally, squelching his giggles by downing half a bottle of Bud, “that sounds like Ray.
Traditionally, the yakuza have supplied the ruling party with votes, financial aid, and squelching scandal services.Japan’s Justice Minister to Resign Over Yakuza Ties|Jake Adelstein|October 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All the rest—the stuff about squelching innovation, and hurting consumers—is just kabuki theater.Nicolas Sarkozy Demands More Policing of the Internet|Dan Lyons|May 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
They sank up to the knee in the squelching ooze, and the ground behind them looked like an indiarubber sponge.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
My felt boots are soaking and squelching, my socks are snuffling.Letters of Anton Chekhov|Anton Chekhov
The path was clear—he could see it squelching below him, pale in the last wet daylight—but where the devil did it lead?The Path of the King|John Buchan
And squelching 'umbugs always do give me pertikler pleasure.
And fool not with Elephant Law, which is given to squelching the weak.
Word Origin for squelch
1620s, "to fall, drop, or stomp on something (soft) with crushing force," possibly imitative of sound made. The figurative sense of "suppress completely" is first recorded 1864.