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Meaning & Definition of Quash in English

English

Quash

/kwɔʃ/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • repress
  • ,
  • quash
  • ,
  • keep down
  • ,
  • subdue
  • ,
  • subjugate
  • ,
  • reduce

2. Declare invalid

  • "The contract was annulled"
  • "Void a plea"
    synonym:
  • invalidate
  • ,
  • annul
  • ,
  • quash
  • ,
  • void
  • ,
  • avoid
  • ,
  • nullify