Meaning of “squelch” in the English Dictionary

"squelch" in British English

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uk /skweltʃ/ us /skweltʃ/

squelchnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /skweltʃ/ us /skweltʃ/

a sucking sound like the one produced when you are walking on soft, wet ground:

As the hikers walked down the path by the house, she could hear the squelch of their boots in the mud.
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)