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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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