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English verb: quash

1. quash (social) put down by force or intimidation

SamplesThe government quashes any attempt of an uprising.
China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently.
The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land.

Synonymskeep down, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)crush, oppress, suppress

2. quash (social) declare invalid

SamplesThe contract was annulled.
Void a plea.

Synonymsannul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, void

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down

Narrower (hyponym)break, stet

Antonymsvalidate, formalise, formalize

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