Definition of "quash" []

  • To set aside or annul, especially by judicial action. (verb-transitive)
  • To put down or suppress forcibly and completely: quash a rebellion. (verb-transitive)
  • To subdue forcefully and completely; put down; suppress (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To annul or make void (a law, decision, etc) (verb)
  • To reject (an indictment, writ, etc) as invalid (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "quash" in a sentence
  • "The movement, which leading Orthodox officials have sought to quash, is spearheaded by a growing revisionist movement in the Church."
  • "Norske – Thank you rwcole – You quash, which is annulment by judicial action."
  • "There is a curious creature, called the quash, resembling the ichneumon, which possesses a peculiarly fetid smell, and is known for its powerful, lacerating teeth."