1. [syn: quelled, quenched, squelched]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squelch \Squelch\ (skw[e^]lch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squelched
(skw[e^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Squelching.] [Cf. Prov. E.
quelch a blow, and quell to crush, to kill.]
To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [Colloq.]
Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched. --Beau. &
If you deceive us you will be squelched. --Carlyle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an
uprising quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched
rumor" [syn: quelled, quenched, squelched]