What does quash mean?

Definitions for quash
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduceverb

    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, nullifyverb

    declare invalid

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

Wiktionary

  1. quashverb

    To defeat forcibly.

    The army quashed the rebellion.

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

  2. quashverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quashnoun

    same as Squash

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Quashverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Quashverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Quashverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Quashverb

    to be shaken, or dashed about, with noise

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quash

    kwosh, v.t. to crush: to subdue or extinguish suddenly and completely: to annul. [O. Fr. quasser (Fr. casser)—L. quassāre, inten. of quatĕre, to shake.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quash in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of quash in a Sentence

  1. Bill Taylor:

    There's a heavy presumption in favor of the validity of a congressional subpoena, courts typically don't quash them or even force Congress to narrow them.

  2. Richard Iley at BNP Paribas:

    To quash talk that its arsenal is empty, the Bank of Japan might decide at its September meeting to stop targeting the monetary base, which conflicts with the negative-rate policy.

  3. Bill Taylor:

    Courts typically don't quash them or even force Congress to narrow them.

  4. Paul Kamenar:

    I'm actually on my way to the courthouse to file the motion to quash the subpoena on the grounds that special counsel Mueller's appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is unconstitutional.

  5. Deutsche Bank:

    At no time was an investigator prevented from escalating activity identified as potentially suspicious. Furthermore, suggestion that anyone was reassigned or fired in an effort to quash concerns relating to any client is categorically false.

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