Definitions for quashkwɒʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to put down or suppress completely; quell; subdue:

    to quash a rebellion.

  2. to make void, annul, or set aside (a law, indictment, decision, etc.).

Origin of quash:

1300–50; ME: to smash; overcome < OF quasser, in part < L quassāre to shake (freq. of quatere to shake)

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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

Anagrams of quash

  1. huqas


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