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English definition of “quash”

quash

verb [T]
 
 
/kwɒʃ/
CHANGE DECISION formal to officially change a legal decision so that it stops existing: His conviction was quashed last month.Legislation and law-makingCourt cases, orders and decisions
STOP to stop something that you do not want to happen: He appeared on television to quash rumours that he was seriously ill.Forbidding and banning thingsCausing something to endComing to an endPreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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