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Quash Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    quash v
  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, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce]
  2. declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea" [syn: invalidate, annul, void, avoid, nullify] [ant: validate]
Quash Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Quash \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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Quash \Quash\, n. Same as Squash.
Quash Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Quash \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)
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  • William Quash: William Francis Patterson Quash (27 December 1868 – 17 May 1938) was a British football player who competed in the 1900 Olympic Games . ...
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  • Philippines' Aquino seeks to quash rumours of military coup
    Philippine President Benigno Aquino sought Wednesday to quash rumours that a coup is being plotted against him, with his spokesman insisting he had the military's full support. A senator-ally of Aquino alleged earlier this week that retired military officials were trying to recruit troops to destabilise the government, but Aquino spokesman Edwin Lacierda downp Read more on this news related to 'Quash'
  • Philippines' Aquino seeks to quash coup rumours
    Philippine President Benigno Aquino sought Wednesday (July 30) to quash rumours that a coup is being plotted against him, after allegations that retired army officials were trying to recruit troops to destabilise the government. Read more on this news related to 'Quash'
  • Shatter seeks to quash Guerin report findings
    Former justice minister Alan Shatter has mounted a High Court challenge to quash certain findings of the Guerin Report concerning his handling of complaints by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Read more on this news related to 'Quash'

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