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quash

[ kwosh ]
/ kwɒʃ /
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verb (used with object)

to put down or suppress completely; quell; subdue: to quash a rebellion.
to make void, annul, or set aside (a law, indictment, decision, etc.).

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Origin of quash

1300–50; Middle English quashen to smash, break, overcome, suppress <Old French quasser, in part <Latin quassāre to shake (frequentative of quatere to shake; cf. concussion); in part <Late Latin cassāre to annul, derivative of Latin cassus empty, void

OTHER WORDS FROM quash

un·quashed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quash

quash
/ (kwɒʃ) /

verb (tr)

to subdue forcefully and completely; put down; suppress
to annul or make void (a law, decision, etc)
to reject (an indictment, writ, etc) as invalid

Word Origin for quash

C14: from Old French quasser, from Latin quassāre to shake
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