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  1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce(verb)

    put down by force or intimidation

    "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

  2. invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify(verb)

    declare invalid

    "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

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  1. quash(Verb)

    To defeat forcibly.

    The army quashed the rebellion.

  2. quash(Verb)

    (relating to law) To void or suppress (a subpoena, decision, etc.).

  3. Origin: From quasser, from quassāre, present active infinitive of quasso.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Quash(noun)

    same as Squash

  2. Quash(verb)

    to abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment

  3. Quash(verb)

    to beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush

  4. Quash(verb)

    to crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion

  5. Quash(verb)

    to be shaken, or dashed about, with noise

  6. Origin: [OF. quasser, F. casser, fr. L. quassare to shake, shatter, shiver, v. intens. fr. quatere, quassum, to shake, shatter. Cf. Concussion, Discuss, Rescue, and also Quash to annul.]

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