Quash (verb)

  1. To suppress or crush completely.
  2. To nullify or make void, especially by legal action.


From old french quasser (to break), from vulgar latin quassare, frequentative of latin quatere (to shake).


  1. The government quashed the rebellion with a brutal crackdown on dissent.
  2. The judge quashed the murder conviction due to lack of evidence.
  3. The company quashed rumors of a merger by issuing a public statement denying them.
  4. The president quashed the proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy.
  5. The university quashed the student protest by threatening to expel any participants.
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