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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quash \Quash\, verb (used without an object) To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quash \Quash\, noun Same as {Squash}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quash \Quash\, verb (used with an object) [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}, verb (used with an object)] (Law) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment. --Blackstone.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quash \Quash\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

quash

verb

1: 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" [syn: {repress}, {quash}, {keep down}, {subdue}, {subjugate}, {reduce}]

2: declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea" [syn: {invalidate}, {annul}, {quash}, {void}, {avoid}, {nullify}] [ant: {formalise}, {formalize}, {validate}]


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