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English definition of “quash”

quash

verb [T]     /kwɒʃ/
LAW to state officially that something, especially an earlier official decision, is no longer to be accepted: quash a conviction/decision/order His conviction was quashed in March after a lengthy legal battle.
to forcefully stop something that you do not want to happen: The company moved quickly to quash rumours of trading losses. The engineering group yesterday quashed speculation that it was a takeover target.
(Definition of quash verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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