Quash

Definition of Quash

n.1.Same as Squash.
v. t.1.(Law) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment.
[imp. & p. p. Quashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quashing.]
1.To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush.
2.To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion.
Contrition is apt to quash or allay all worldly grief.
- Barrow.
v. i.1.To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.

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