|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|