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 for quash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quash \Quash\, v. i.
     To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quash \Quash\, n.
     Same as Squash.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quash \Quash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quashed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Quashing.] [OF. quasser, F. casser, fr. L. cassare to
     annihilate, annul, fr. cassus empty, vain, of uncertain
     origin. The word has been confused with L. quassare to shake,
     F. casser to break, which is probably of different origin.
     Cf. Cashier, v. t.] (Law)
     To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an
     indictment. --Blackstone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quash \Quash\, v. t. [OF. quasser, F. casser, fr. L. quassare to
     shake, shatter, shiver, v. intens. fr. quatere, quassum, to
     shake, shatter. Cf. Concussion, Discuss, Rescue, and
     also Quash to annul.]
     1. To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to
        crush.
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              The whales
              Against sharp rocks, like reeling vessels, quashed,
              Though huge as mountains, are in pieces dashed.
                                                    --Waller.
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     2. To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily
        and completely; as, to quash a rebellion.
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              Contrition is apt to quash or allay all worldly
              grief.                                --Barrow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quash
      v 1: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes
           any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her
           dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners
           subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: repress,
           quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce]
      2: declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
         [syn: invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid,
         nullify] [ant: formalise, formalize, validate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "quash":
     abate, abrogate, annihilate, annul, asphyxiate, black out,
     bottle up, cancel, censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, cork,
     cork up, crack down on, crush, damp down, discharge, dissolve,
     drown, extinguish, gag, hold down, hugger-mugger, hush, hush up,
     hush-hush, invalidate, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill,
     muffle, muzzle, negate, nullify, overrule, overthrow, overwhelm,
     pour water on, put down, put out, quell, quench, reject, repress,
     rescind, reverse, revoke, set aside, shush, shut down on, silence,
     sit down on, sit on, smash, smother, snuff out, squash, squelch,
     stamp out, stanch, stifle, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate,
     suppress, throttle, throw out, trample out, trample underfoot,
     undo, vacate, vitiate, void
  
  

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