quash
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /kwɒʃ/
  • (America) IPA: /kwɑʃ/
Verb

quash (quashes, present participle quashing; past and past participle quashed)

  1. To defeat decisively.
    The army quashed the rebellion.
    • Contrition is apt to quash or allay all worldly grief.
  2. To crush or dash to pieces.
    • The whales / Against sharp rocks, like reeling vessels, quashed, / Though huge as mountains, are in pieces dashed.
  3. (legal) To void or suppress (a subpoena, decision, etc.).
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