What does quash mean?

Definitions for quashkwɒʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quash.

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

  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.]

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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Donino:

    There's obviously retail and other demand for the stock, but the pricing seems strange, the fact the stock is now this strong will probably quash.

  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.

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