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tr.v. quashed, quash·ing, quash·es
To annul or put an end to (a court order, indictment, or court proceedings).
[Middle English quassen, from Anglo-Norman casser, quasser, from Medieval Latin quassāre, alteration (influenced by quassāre, to crush, shatter) of cassāre, from Latin cassus, empty, void; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]
tr.v. quashed, quash·ing, quash·es
1. To put down or suppress forcibly and completely: quash a rebellion.
2. To put an end to or destroy: quash a rumor; quash hopes of an agreement.
[Middle English quashen, from Old French quasser, from Medieval Latin quassāre, to shatter, from Latin; see squash2.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. to subdue forcefully and completely; put down; suppress
2. to annul or make void (a law, decision, etc)
3. (Law) to reject (an indictment, writ, etc) as invalid
[C14: from Old French quasser, from Latin quassāre to shake]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to put down or suppress completely; quell; subdue: to quash a rebellion.
2. to make void, annul, or set aside (a law, indictment, decision, etc.).
[1300–50; Middle English: to smash; overcome < Old French quasser, in part < Latin quassāre to shake (frequentative of quatere to shake)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
quash- From Latin quatere, "shake," it generally means "reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure," or "put an end to; suppress."
See also related terms for reject.
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Past participle: quashed
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|Verb||1.||quash - 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"|
|2.||quash - declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"|
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
break - invalidate by judicial action; "The will was broken"
stet - printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion
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1. annul, overturn, reverse, cancel, overthrow, set aside, void, revoke, overrule, rescind, invalidate, nullify, declare null and void The Appeal Court has quashed the convictions.
2. put an end to, stamp out, put a stop to, end, check, nip in the bud He attempted to quash the rumours.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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1. [+ rebellion] → sofocar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[+ rumour] → faire taire
[+ rebellion, protest] → étouffer
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
v. suprimir, sofocar.
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