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Quash Meaning & Definition
Quash Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quash?

[v] 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"
[v] declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "avoid a plea"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quash: annul | avoid | invalidate | keep down | nullify | reduce | repress | subdue | subjugate | void

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quash:

See Also | break | cancel | clamp down | crush | oppress | stet | strike down | suppress

Quash In Webster's Dictionary

\Quash\, n. Same as {Squash}.
\Quash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quashing}.] [OF. quasser, F. casser, fr. L. cassare to annihilate, annul, fr. cassus empty, vain, of uncertain origin. The word has been confused with L. quassare to shake, F. casser to break, which is probably of different origin. Cf. {Cashier}, v. t.] (Law) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment. --Blackstone.
\Quash\, v. t. [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.] 1. To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush. The whales Against sharp rocks, like reeling vessels, quashed, Though huge as mountains, are in pieces dashed. --Waller. 2. To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion. Contrition is apt to quash or allay all worldly grief. --Barrow.
\Quash\, v. i. To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.

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