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Quash   Listen
verb
Quash  v. t.  
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."
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."






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"Quash" Quotes from Famous Books



... an inadequate force, and scarcely expecting to escape if they had suffered him to lie under the charge, were glad to avail themselves of his personal character as a man of known bravery; and thus quash a process which must finally have brought them before the tribunal. But let naval officers remember, that the officer who fights is the officer of the nation. Nelson's maxim is unanswerable—"The ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844 • Various

... the commencement of the year. My suspicions had gradually gathered against the occupants of No. 11, Glover Street, and I resolved to quash or confirm these suspicions ...
— The Big Bow Mystery • I. Zangwill



Words linked to "Quash" :   invalidate, repress, crush, oppress, subjugate, break, avoid, stet, annul, subdue, void, strike down, cancel, validate, reduce, nullify, keep down



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