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"squelch" in British English

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squelchverb

uk   /skweltʃ/  us   /skweltʃ/

squelchnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /skweltʃ/  us   /skweltʃ/
squelchy
adjective uk   /ˈskwel.tʃi/  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 professor claimed that the university tried to squelch his criticisms.
(Definition of squelch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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