curb; stop; cancel
To end something completely.
He will quash the rumors by telling them the truth.
The judge quashed the fine and I did not have to pay.
Comes from the Anglo-French word "quasser"- which means to shake violently- we shake it until it ends.
Remember: Quash reminds us of squash or to crush.
We end something by squashing it.
Used at work:
I will quash the missed deadlines by hiring more people.
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