Definitions for quashkwɒʃ
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to put down or suppress completely; quell; subdue:
to quash a rebellion.
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)
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"
invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify(verb)
"The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
To defeat forcibly.
The army quashed the rebellion.
(relating to law) To void or suppress (a subpoena, decision, etc.).
Origin: From quasser, from quassāre, present active infinitive of quasso.
same as Squash
to abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment
to beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush
to crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion
to be shaken, or dashed about, with noise