1. [ verb ] place a limit on the number of
Synonyms: number
Related terms: limit number numeral
2. [ verb ] (politics) put down by force or intimidation
Synonyms: repress subdue quash subjugate reduce

"The government quashes any attempt of an uprising" "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently" "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

Related terms: oppress clamp_down overcomer
3. [ verb ] manage not to throw up
Related terms: vomit
Similar spelling:   kept_woman