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quashverb [T]

 us   /kwɑʃ/
to ​stop or ​block something from ​happening: The Secretary of Defense ​tried to quash speculation that he was ​planning to ​resignfollowing the ​disastrousmilitarydefeat.
(Definition of quash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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quashverb [T]

uk   us   /kwɒʃ/
LAW to ​stateofficially 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 ​legalbattle.
to forcefully ​stop something that you do not want to ​happen: The ​companymoved quickly to quash ​rumours of ​tradinglosses. The ​engineeringgroup yesterday quashed ​speculation that it was a ​takeovertarget.
(Definition of quash from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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