quash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quasser, from Latin quassāre, present active infinitive of quassō.

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Verb[edit]

quash (third-person singular simple present quashes, present participle quashing, simple past and past participle quashed)

  1. To defeat forcibly.
    The army quashed the rebellion.
  2. To crush or dash to pieces.
    • Waller
      The whales / Against sharp rocks, like reeling vessels, quashed, / Though huge as mountains, are in pieces dashed.
  3. (law) To void or suppress (a subpoena, decision, etc.).

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