Did you by any chance mean squelch?
“That led to a tendency for heckler’s veto, which was opposed on the basis that the visiting rugby sides had the right to not have their expression squelched by crowd control concerns.”
“Shelley ordered the edition to be "squelched," but nearly a hundred copies had already been issued; and this fact, so maddening to the poet, may yet rejoice the collector of rare books.”
“The Southern nullifiers, who had been "squelched" by General Jackson, began to revive under the more genial rule of Mr. Van Buren, and they established an "organ" called the Washington _Chronicle_.”
“Seward he would have "squelched" it there also, it never occurred to him to breathe a word against Pryor.”
“If the debate here were "squelched", then all opinions that were counter to the one would be removed.”
“But Gardenhire said his desire to call up reinforcements was "squelched" by the front office.”
“a chance to be in New York and meet Seward he would have 'squelched' it there also, it never occurred to him to breathe a word against Pryor.”
“Whereas Congo Square rocked and infused soul into the sweaty bodies that came every Sunday afternoon, Jackson Square squelched the human spirit and sometimes took away the life of our ancestral people.”
“When he got an odd look of alarm on his face, she felt a twinge of guilt, then squelched it.”
“Nationalities that had been squelched and assimilated by the russian—and then Soviet—occupiers were now bursting out.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘squelched’.
Words that sound like what they mean, but they're not *technically* onomatopoetic.
(another edit: this list is morphing into something I can't quite describe. But I still like it.)
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