(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. disconcert, discomfit, rout, crush; silence, stifle, muffle. See destruction.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. crush, oppress, thwart; see censure , suppress .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
squash, suppress, silence, crush, put down, quash, extinguish, kill, smother, shoot down, stifle, defeat.
ANT.: help, boost, strengthen
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight: choke off, crush, extinguish, put down, quash, quell, quench, squash, suppress. Idiom: put the lid on. See CONTINUE, WIN. 2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check: burke, choke (back), gag, hold back, hold down, hush (up), muffle, quench, repress, smother, stifle, strangle, suppress, throttle. Informal: sit on (or upon). See RESTRAINT.

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  • squelch´er — squelch «skwehlch», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to cause to be silent; crush: »to squelch an annoying child. She squelched him with a look of contempt. 2. to strike or press on with crushing force; put down; squash; suppress: »to squelch a student… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squelch — Squelch, n. 1. A heavy fall, as of something flat. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: A crushing reply; as, the perfect squelch for a conceited remark. [Colloq.] Hudibras. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squelch — (skw[e^]lch), v. i. [Perh. imitative. Cf. {Squelch}.] To make a sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of swashing sound; to squish; also, to move with such a sound. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] He turned and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squelch —   [skweltʃ, englisch], Baugruppe eines Sende Empfangs Geräts, die als Rauschsperre den Niederfrequenzkanal automatisch abschaltet, wenn der Niederfrequenz Störabstand (Verhältnis von Nutz und Rauschsignal) unter einen Schwellenwert absinkt. * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • squelch — [skweltʃ] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: From the sound] 1.) to make a sucking sound by walking or moving in something soft and wet ▪ My hair was dripping and my shoes squelched as I walked. squelch through/along/up ▪ We squelched across the field.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Squelch — (skw[e^]lch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squelched} (skw[e^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squelching}.] [Cf. Prov. E. quelch a blow, and quell to crush, to kill.] To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Oh t was your luck and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squelch — [skwɛltʃ] das; , es [...tʃiz, ...tʃis] <zu engl. to squelch »unterdrücken, niederhalten«> Baugruppe eines Sende bzw. Empfangsgeräts zur Unterdrückung des Rauschens (Elektronik) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • squelch — [ skweltʃ ] verb 1. ) transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to stop someone or something that is causing you trouble, especially by taking firm action against them: SQUASH: The government s policy of imprisoning protesters had successfully squelched… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squelch — squelch·er; squelch; …   English syllables

  • squelch — index abolish, counteract, defeat, extinguish, quash, refute, stifle, strangle Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • squelch — (v.) 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 …   Etymology dictionary

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