Squelching
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.] [1913 Webster]

Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

If you deceive us you will be squelched. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


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