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verb [transitive] formal     quash pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlequashing
past tensequashed
past participlequashed
  1. 1
    to use force or violence to stop the political action taken by a group of people

    The army would be brought in swiftly to quash any rebellion.

  2. 3
    to say officially that a decision taken by another court was wrong and no longer has legal force

    His conviction for murder was quashed in the Court of Appeal.

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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