Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of quash.
  • noun The action of quashing something.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • In a rebuke of the Bush administration, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal bank regulator erred in quashing efforts by New York state to combat the kind of predatory mortgage lending that triggered the nation's financial crisis.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

  • It is now more than obvious that some religious factions have a vested interest in quashing self expression.

    Scripting News for 2/8/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • Just recently, China succeeded in quashing the rights of unborn children from being included in the UN charter of human rights for people with a disability.

    Free to be Home

  • My inexplicably unpopular "campaign" to remove Sinner Winner man's right to free megaphone speech hasn't yet succeeded in quashing his freedom.

    The cycle of violence continues...

  • In recent months, the site’s ruling body seems far more interested in quashing at least the most obvious examples of propaganda pushing.

    Wikipedia bans Cult of Scientology

  • It’s contrapositive — “There is no research that shows” — plays a similar role in quashing discussion.

    June « 2006 « Bill Ayers

  • According to the February 1 edition of the New York Post, the National Rifle Association, operating behind the scenes, has succeeded in quashing Diana Taylor’s nomination as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

    Mike Bloomberg vs.

  • It’s contrapositive — “There is no research that shows” — plays a similar role in quashing discussion.

    TRUDGE TOWARD FREEDOM

  • Gregg Leslie, the legal defense director for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, called the quashing of the federal grand jury subpoena in a criminal investigation "truly unusual," saying he knew of no other such instance.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Gregg Leslie, the legal defense director for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, called the quashing of the federal grand jury subpoena in a criminal investigation "truly unusual," saying he knew of no other such instance.

    NYT > Home Page

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.