1. [ verb ] (politics) put down by force or intimidation
Synonyms: repress subdue subjugate reduce keep_down

"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
2. [ verb ] (law) declare invalid
Synonyms: invalidate avoid void nullify annul

"The contract was annulled" "avoid a plea"

Related terms: validate cancel break stet nullifier invalidator nothingness annulment
Similar spelling:   Quashie