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verb squelch pronunciation in British English /skweltʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysquelch
he/she/itsquelches
present participlesquelching
past tensesquelched
past participlesquelched
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    [transitive] American informal to stop someone or something that is causing you trouble, especially by taking firm action against them

    The government's policy of imprisoning protesters had successfully squelched opposition.

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squelch

 squelch pronunciation in British English  noun [countable]
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creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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