squelch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"squelch" in British English

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uk   us   /skweltʃ/

squelch verb (SOUND)

[I usually + adv/prep] to make a ​suckingsound like the one ​produced when you are ​walking on ​soft, ​wetground: He got out of the ​car and squelched through the ​mud to ​open the ​gate.

squelch verb (STOP)

[T] US to ​quickly end something that is ​causing you ​problems: A ​spokeswoman at the White House has squelched rumors about the president's ​illhealth. [T] US to ​silence someone by ​criticizing them: The ​senatorthoroughly squelched the ​journalist who ​tried to ​interrupt him during his ​speech.

squelchnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /skweltʃ/
a ​suckingsound like the one ​produced when you are ​walking on ​soft, ​wetground: As the ​hikerswalked down the ​path by the ​house, she could ​hear the squelch of ​theirboots in the ​mud.
adjective uk   us   /ˈskwel.tʃi/
(Definition of squelch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squelch" in American English

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squelchverb [T]

 us   /skweltʃ/
to ​stop something ​quickly and ​completely: One ​professorclaimed that the ​universitytried to squelch his ​criticisms.
(Definition of squelch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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