Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Squelch (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squelched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Squelching.] [Cf. prov. E. quelch a blow, and quel to crush, to kill.] To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [Colloq.]
Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched.
Beau. & Fl.
If you deceive us you will be squelched.
Squelch, n. A heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing reply. [Colloq.]