Crossword clues for quash
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Quash \Quash\, v. i. To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.
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
Quash \Quash\, n. Same as Squash.
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.]
To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush.
The whales Against sharp rocks, like reeling vessels, quashed, Though huge as mountains, are in pieces dashed.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to make void, annul," early 14c., from Old French quasser, casser "to annul, declare void," and directly from Medieval Latin quassare, alteration of Late Latin cassare, from cassus "null, void, empty" (see caste (n.)).\n
\nMeaning "to break, crush," is early 14c., from Old French quasser, casser "to break, smash, injure, harm, weaken," from Latin quassare "to shatter," frequentative of quatere (past participle quassus) "to shake," from PIE root *kwet- "to shake" (cognates: Greek passein "to sprinkle," Lithuanian kuteti "to shake up," Old Saxon skuddian "to move violently," German schütteln "to shake," Old English scudan "to hasten").\n
\nThe words have influenced each other in form and sense since Medieval Latin and now are somewhat grown together. Related: Quashed; quashing.
vb. 1 To defeat forcibly. 2 To crush or dash to pieces. 3 (context legal English) To void or suppress (a subpoena, decision, etc.).
v. 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, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce]
declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea" [syn: invalidate, annul, void, avoid, nullify] [ant: validate]
Usage examples of "quash".
If Ellis Loew got ahold of the dope he would probably quash it along with the skinny on Betty as a part-time prostie, so I decided to omit it from the report and give the information verbally to Russ Millard.
Buck had little doubt that the indwelt Antichrist would not hesitate to use his every resource to quash the rebellion scheduled to rise against him the next day.
This wish was quickly quashed as he lay in bed in his hotel room after sunset only to be emotively assaulted as forcefully as he had been at noon.
It is as if, at some point in his childhood, he was so utterly quashed by serious, stern, duty-bound parents that he found the only safe way to proceed through life was to turn his Child off completely, or to block it out.
As his attorney, Mark Sanford stated, "Legally [Owens] didn't have the right to quash the petition.
Brendan said, raising his voice to quash their argumentativeness, "downhill and cross-country skiing, skidoo and other snow-based sports, canoeing and kayaking on designated rivers, trekking on foot or mounted, hunting and fishing.
But the younger priest was visibly annoyed, and sought to draw the incident out ad absurdum in order to find grounds for quashing the fool.
Feminists such as the Cobden daughters wanted to enjoy the same human dignity as men, and that meant quashing entertainment and vices that promoted the enslavement of women, such as prostitution and the lasciviousness of London's many music halls.
Loew quash the Hudgens murder investigation because the crusading Sidster recently published an exposé on _Badge of Honor_ producer/director Max Pelts and his bent for teenage girls, and Pelts was a (five figure!
All negative or dissenting opinion was quashed, except that of a few people willing to risk their careers by expressing their opinions on ENLIGHTEN [the NSA internal e-mail system].
Once again, the threat of the Iranian bugbear, coupled with the strong sense that the administration's approach to containment was working (if it ain't broke, don't fix it) quashed the efforts of the hard-liners to push U.
Let 'em quash every pocket borough to-morrow, and bring in every mushroom town in the kingdom--they'll only increase the expense of getting into Parliament.
As late as 1929, though, the Rockefeller family was able to quash a rebellious Standard of Indiana board chairman in a proxy fight by marshaling shares owned by the several Rockefeller foundations and the heirs of old Rockefeller associates.
Pain erupted up and down his crouched body, but he quashed it, forcing all his will into Grafting two simple words.
Emerson quashed all memory of that last time, or else courage might have failed him.