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quash

quash - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quash

Definition
(verb) put down by force or intimidation
Synonyms : keep down , reduce , repress , subdue , subjugate
Example Sentence
  • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
  • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
  • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

Definition
(verb) declare invalid
Synonyms : annul , avoid , invalidate , nullify , void
Example Sentence
  • The contract was annulled
  • void a plea

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quash

squash also means the same - compress/suppress.
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by garrulous

quash can be framed as CRUSH to ash, so qu+(ASH)
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by daringdavin

in the game of SQUASH my advancement to win the match was CRUSHED by the opponent
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by lebshah

quash:qua-sh:quite-shshshsh using force.
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by it's_me

in the game of SQUASH my advancement to win the match was CRUSHED by the opponent
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by lebshah

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