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  1. to halt, stop, eliminate, stamp out, or put down, often suddenly or by force
    Even the king’s announcement could not squelch the rumors.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      Oh 'twas your luck and mine to be squelched.
    • Carlyle
      If you deceive us you will be squelched.
  2. to suppress the unwanted hiss or static between received transmissions by adjusting the gain of the receiver.
  3. to make a sucking, splashing noise as when walking on muddy ground
    The mud squelched underfoot; it had been raining all night.
  4. to walk or step through a substance such as mud
    The mud was thick and sticky underfoot, but we squelched through it nonetheless.

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