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verb as in suppress, restrain

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Even so, AEI is mostly a bystander as Republicans fight among themselves to squelch the Tea Party grassroots.

Attempting to squelch political speech by calling it hate speech only makes Israel look weaker.

Yes, the party wants to squelch cultural expressions that threaten its own continuity and survival.

In attempting to squelch the protests, government forces killed six people on March 18 and more four days later.

But will the intervention help squelch an escalating conflict?

A bulky object fell with a heavy squelch in the middle of the street, a few yards from us.

I don't think that you can discover that Douglas ever talked of going to Virginia to "squelch" out that idea there.

The thing must be squelched, and the only way to squelch it, when they fired they must fire to kill.

Wellington felt called upon to squelch him: "You Englishmen never had a real tub till we Americans sold 'em to you."

And there were always a sufficient number of good fellows around to squelch anybody who tried to interfere with my efficiency.


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to squelch, such as: crush, extinguish, muffle, oppress, repress, and smother.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.