verb (used with object)
to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash.
to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument.
verb (used without object)
to make a splashing sound.
to tread heavily in water, mud, wet shoes, etc., with such a sound.
a squelched or crushed mass of anything.
a splashing sound.
an act of squelching or suppressing, as by a crushing retort or argument.
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.
(intransitive) to walk laboriously through soft wet material or with wet shoes, making a sucking noise
(intransitive) to make such a noise
(transitive) to crush completely; squash
(transitive) (informal) to silence, as by a crushing retort
a squelching sound
something that has been squelched
(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
(informal) a crushing remark
noun, plural squeteagues (especially collectively) squeteague. 1. an Atlantic food fish, Cynoscion regalis, of the croaker family. 2. any of several other Atlantic fishes of the same genus; sea trout. noun (pl) -teague, -teagues 1. any of various sciaenid food fishes of the genus Cynoscion, esp C. regalis, of the North American coast of the […]
noun 1. a short and witty or sarcastic saying or writing. 2. Journalism. a short news story, often used as a filler. 3. a small firework, consisting of a tube or ball filled with powder, that burns with a hissing noise terminated usually by a slight explosion. 4. a firecracker broken in the middle so […]
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