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squelch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsquelchsquelch /skweltʃ/ verb  1 SOUND[intransitive] 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.2 [transitive] American EnglishSTOP something THAT IS HAPPENING to stop something from continuing to develop or spread syn squash Her creativity had been squelched.squelch noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
squelchIt is not the emotion which is negative, but the fact that it has been squelched.Ankle deep in mud, we squelched across the meadow.Labor was pleased, the protests were squelched and Clinton won by a hefty margin.Melvin was squelching around in the yard outside the cowshed.It had been raining hard and my boots squelched as I walked across the park.The dream squelched away as she went ankle-deep into a pool.As I squelched my way back round the lochan's edge towards the road, I saw the diver.He walked on, squelching now, and quite soon came to another notice.Barrett squelched rumors that the bank will change its name.The shortcomings of the watch, however, failed to squelch the dream of what it might do once perfected.But the fact that the guy is wearing a Comedy Central shirt tends to squelch the impact.squelch through/along/upAgnes hurried to the bottom of the steps, with the priest squelching along beside her.I was glad of my stout walking boots as I squelched through bossy bits.She squelched along in the muddy ruts left by the cattle, avoiding other more unpleasant tokens of their passage.What starts out as annoying becomes fun, squelching through the mud.We squelched up the muddy path.As we squelched along the road and into the farmyard I felt a feeling of utter exhaustion.
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Verb table
squelch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysquelch
he, she, itsquelches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysquelched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave squelched
he, she, ithas squelched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad squelched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill squelch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have squelched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam squelching
he, she, itis squelching
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you, we, theyare squelching
Past
I, he, she, itwas squelching
you, we, theywere squelching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been squelching
he, she, ithas been squelching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been squelching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be squelching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been squelching
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