Squelch



verb (used with object)
1.
to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash.
2.
to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a splashing sound.
4.
to tread heavily in water, mud, wet shoes, etc., with such a sound.
noun
5.
a squelched or crushed mass of anything.
6.
a splashing sound.
7.
an act of squelching or suppressing, as by a crushing retort or argument.
8.
Also called squelch circuit, noise suppressor. Electronics. a circuit in a receiver, as a radio receiver, that automatically reduces or eliminates noise when the receiver is tuned to a frequency at which virtually no carrier wave occurs.
verb
1.
(intransitive) to walk laboriously through soft wet material or with wet shoes, making a sucking noise
2.
(intransitive) to make such a noise
3.
(transitive) to crush completely; squash
4.
(transitive) (informal) to silence, as by a crushing retort
noun
5.
a squelching sound
6.
something that has been squelched
7.
(electronics) a circuit that cuts off the audio-frequency amplifier of a radio receiver in the absence of an input signal, in order to suppress background noise
8.
(informal) a crushing remark

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