- To defeat forcibly.
- The army quashed the rebellion.
- Contrition is apt to quash or allay all worldly grief.
- To crush or dash to pieces.
- The whales / Against sharp rocks, like reeling vessels, quashed, / Though huge as mountains, are in pieces dashed.
- (law) To void or suppress (a subpoena, decision, etc.).
to defeat forcibly
to void or suppress (a subpoena, decision)
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