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verb as in suppress, restrain

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He was grounded for a few days, but fortunately for us, and for politics, his irrepressible good humor could not be squelched.

The Ohio suit claims that the board squelched dissent by categorically turning down pro-camp nominees.

An affair that blossoms in his 40s and is quickly squelched by a departmental rival serves as his single true illumination.

Microsoft was abusing its monopoly in ways that squelched innovation.

As insurance commissioner, Sebelius squelched the deal, arguing that rates would rise.

Is yu fur de Nuniun ur de Secesh, ef de belliun haint squelched ur nuffin?

The women had shawls over their heads, and squelched through the mud and slush with bare feet.

Walpole's egregious helmet dropped from no one knew (or knows) where on all these Philistinisms: and squelched them.

More than once a man who attempted to be unduly familiar with Roosevelt found himself swiftly and effectively squelched.

Then a muddy bit, and the horse squelched down on his hind quarters.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to squelched, such as: thwart, muffle, squash, repress, crush, and smother.

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