squelch

  • 1 squelch´er — squelch «skwehlch», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to cause to be silent; crush: »to squelch an annoying child. She squelched him with a look of contempt. 2. to strike or press on with crushing force; put down; squash; suppress: »to squelch a student… …

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  • 2 Squelch — Squelch, n. 1. A heavy fall, as of something flat. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: A crushing reply; as, the perfect squelch for a conceited remark. [Colloq.] Hudibras. [1913 Webster +PJC] …

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  • 3 Squelch — (skw[e^]lch), v. i. [Perh. imitative. Cf. {Squelch}.] 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] He turned and… …

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  • 4 Squelch —   [skweltʃ, englisch], Baugruppe eines Sende Empfangs Geräts, die als Rauschsperre den Niederfrequenzkanal automatisch abschaltet, wenn der Niederfrequenz Störabstand (Verhältnis von Nutz und Rauschsignal) unter einen Schwellenwert absinkt. * * * …

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  • 5 squelch — [skweltʃ] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: From the sound] 1.) to make a sucking sound by walking or moving in something soft and wet ▪ My hair was dripping and my shoes squelched as I walked. squelch through/along/up ▪ We squelched across the field.… …

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  • 6 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.] [1913 Webster] Oh t was your luck and… …

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  • 7 Squelch — [skwɛltʃ] das; , es [...tʃiz, ...tʃis] <zu engl. to squelch »unterdrücken, niederhalten«> Baugruppe eines Sende bzw. Empfangsgeräts zur Unterdrückung des Rauschens (Elektronik) …

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  • 8 squelch — [ skweltʃ ] verb 1. ) transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to stop someone or something that is causing you trouble, especially by taking firm action against them: SQUASH: The government s policy of imprisoning protesters had successfully squelched… …

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  • 9 squelch — squelch·er; squelch; …

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  • 10 squelch — index abolish, counteract, defeat, extinguish, quash, refute, stifle, strangle Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 11 squelch — (v.) 1620s, to fall, drop, or stomp on something (soft) with crushing force, possibly imitative of sound made. The figurative sense of suppress completely is first recorded 1864 …

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  • 12 squelch — [v] suppress, restrain black out, censure, crush, extinguish, kill, muffle, oppress, quelch, quench, repress, settle, shush, sit on, smother, squash, stifle, strangle, thwart; concept 130 Ant. allow, release …

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  • 13 squelch — ► VERB 1) make a soft sucking sound such as that of treading in thick mud. 2) informal forcefully silence or suppress. ► NOUN ▪ a squelching sound. DERIVATIVES squelchy adjective. ORIGIN imitative …

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  • 14 squelch — [skwelch] n. [prob. echoic] 1. the sound of liquid, mud, slush, etc. moving under pressure or suction, as in wet shoes 2. a crushed mass of something 3. Informal the act of suppressing or silencing; esp., a crushing retort, answer, rebuke, etc.… …

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  • 15 squelch|y — «SKWEHL chee», adjective. 1. soft and wet; marshy: »Down there in that squelchy river basin Edward the Confessor was born (Manchester Guardian). 2. causing or characterized by squelching sounds: »At each stamp his shoes had made a squelchy squeak …

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  • 16 Squelch — In telecommunications, squelch is a circuit function that acts to suppress the audio (or video) output of a receiver in the absence of a sufficiently strong desired input signal. Contents 1 Carrier squelch 2 Tone squelch and selective calling 2.1 …

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  • 17 Squelch — The German word for muddy place is schleich , and it is possible that this is the origin of Squelch. However, this is problematical as the surname is recorded some sixty years (see below) before the first known use of squelch as an imitative word …

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  • 18 squelch — A circuit in a radio receiver that keeps the volume down when no signal is being received, but the volume builds up as soon as a signal is received. The function of a squelch is to adjust the sensitivity of the receiver by eliminating unwanted… …

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  • 19 squelch — UK [skweltʃ] / US verb Word forms squelch : present tense I/you/we/they squelch he/she/it squelches present participle squelching past tense squelched past participle squelched 1) [intransitive] to make a wet sucking sound such as the sound that… …

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  • 20 squelch — [[t]skwe̱ltʃ[/t]] squelches, squelching, squelched 1) VERB To squelch means to make a wet, sucking sound, like the sound you make when you are walking on wet, muddy ground. [V prep/adv] He squelched across the turf... His sodden trousers were… …

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