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Quash   /kwɔʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. quashed; pres. part. quashing)
Put down by force or intimidation.  Synonyms: keep down, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate.  "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently" , "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
Declare invalid.  Synonyms: annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, void.  "Void a plea"

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"Quash" Quotes from Famous Books

... any lady Whose conduct is shady Or smacking of doubtful propriety; When Virtue would quash her I take and whitewash her And launch her in first-rate society. I recommend acres Of clumsy dressmakers - Their fit and their finishing touches; A sum in addition They pay for permission To say that ...
— Songs of a Savoyard • W. S. Gilbert

... reigning terror, a word might bring it down upon him. Once denounced, and on such grave grounds as had just now been suggested to his mind, he foresaw that the dreadful woman of whose unrelenting character he had seen many proofs, would produce against him that fatal register, and would quash his last chance of life. Besides that all secret men are men soon terrified, here were surely cards enough of one black suit, to justify the holder in growing rather livid as he turned ...
— A Tale of Two Cities - A Story of the French Revolution • Charles Dickens

... I am a pretty nice girl, and my papa secretly exults over me as a genius, but he don't say much about it. And there, dear public, you have Matilda Muffin as she is, which I hope will quash the romances, amusing though ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860 • Various

... Several merchants gather round me, and pretty soon they cunningly begin asking me how much I will sell the bicycle for. " Fifty liras," I reply, seeing the deep, deep scheme hidden beneath the superficial fairness of their observations, and thinking this will quash all further commercial negotiations. But the wily Persians are not so easily disposed of as this. "Bring it round and let us see how it is ridden," they say, " and if we like it we will purchase ...
— Around the World on a Bicycle V1 • Thomas Stevens

Words linked to "Quash" :   crush, strike down, oppress, validate, break, stet, cancel, suppress

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