NOTE: may be metaphorical.
Squelch any sign of rebellion.
She gained the strength to squelch an alluminum can.
He squelched all the childrens' hopes.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4
We had to squelch across the meadow.
My feet squelched in the mud puddle.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3