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quash

verb [T] (STOP)    /kwɒʃ/ US  /kwɑːʃ/
to forcefully stop something that you do not want to happen : The revolt was swiftly quashed by government troops . The company moved quickly to quash rumours / speculation that it is losing money .Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of quash verb (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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