squelcher
noun see squelch I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • squelcher — See squelch. * * * …   Universalium

  • squelcher — squelch·er || skweltʃə(r) n. one who silences with a crushing retort; crushing reply …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squelcher — squelch·er …   English syllables

  • squelcher — noun 1. a crushing remark • Syn: ↑put down, ↑squelch, ↑takedown • Derivationally related forms: ↑take down (for: ↑takedown), ↑squelch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • squelch — squelcher, n. squelchingly, adv. squelchingness, n. /skwelch/, v.t. 1. to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash. 2. to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument. v.i. 3. to make a splashing sound. 4.… …   Universalium

  • wet blanket — I np A squelcher. I hate to go to parties with Shamus Allgood. He s such a wet blanket. 1850s II np A squelcher. Ralph is such a wet blanket, I doubt you can get him to go a party. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • put-down — noun a crushing remark • Syn: ↑squelch, ↑squelcher, ↑takedown • Derivationally related forms: ↑take down (for: ↑takedown), ↑squelch ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • squelch circuit — noun an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise • Syn: ↑squelch, ↑squelcher • Derivationally related forms: ↑squelch (for: ↑squelcher) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • takedown — noun 1. (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position a takedown counts two points • Topics: ↑wrestling, ↑rassling, ↑grappling • Hypernyms: ↑fall, ↑pin …   Useful english dictionary

  • squelch — I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1624 transitive verb 1. a. to fall or stamp on so as to crush b. (1) to completely suppress ; quell < squelch resistance > (2) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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