from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To crush by or as if by trampling; squash.
- transitive v. To put down or silence, as with a crushing retort: squelch a rumor.
- transitive v. To suppress or inhibit: a protein that squelches gene transcription.
- intransitive v. To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
- n. A squishing sound.
- n. A crushing reply.
- n. An electric circuit that cuts off a radio receiver when the signal is too weak for reception of anything but noise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force
- v. to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of your receiver.
- v. to make a sucking, splashing noise as when walking on muddy ground
- v. to walk or step through a substance such as mud
- n. A squelching sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A heavy fall, as of something flat.
- n. A crushing reply.
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To quell; to crush; to silence or put down.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To crush down; stamp on as if squeezing out something liquid; put an end to.
- To disconcert; discomfit; put down.
- To be crushed.
- To make a sound like that produced by treading in mud.
- n. A crushing blow; a heavy fall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
- n. a crushing remark
- v. make a sucking sound
- v. suppress or crush completely
- v. walk through mud or mire
- n. an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
If you adjust the squelch from the media and put the nomination in the context of the world wide response upon winning the election ... the nomination makes perfect sense.
If a president fires a US Attorney because the attorney is pursuing a corruption case that the president wants to squelch, that is an improper reason, be it political or not.
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I've seen this utility, shown in-game as "squelch" and in-forum as "ignore".
Troops are being sent there, and furloughed men are ordered there to "squelch" the affair.
Helen, deeming him overbold, sought to 'squelch' him with a look.
He didn't care for her engagements, her campaigns, or all the expectancy of her friends; to "squelch" all that, at a stroke, was the dearest wish of his heart.
Douglas ever talked of going to Virginia to "squelch" out that idea there.
But they never attempted to 'squelch' my spirituality in any way.
Sounds like a software "squelch" control report abuse