Putin had to put on a show with lots of lights and dancing, but quash the gay factor.
Free from Gaddafi's grip, the eastern city of Benghazi is revealing the brutal methods the ruler uses to quash dissent.
Egyptian forces have also launched a series of coordinated operations in Sinai in an attempt to quash rising insurgency.
It all seems perfectly choreographed to quash the assumption that she is no more than a little flirt.
The Greater Israel crowd, however, is ready to sacrifice Israeli democracy to quash divergent views.
But there was considerable delay also on the part of the Pope, who wanted to quash the election and to appoint by "provision."
Come, quash, into the bush, and help me to look at the other scratches and dress them.
Hence it was necessary for the State and Church to quash their indictment before God could do the same.
But, then, he had had to quash the thought that suggested it.
It can quash the decisions of Juges de Paix only when they exceed their power.
"to make void, annul," early 14c., from Old French quasser, casser "to annul, declare void," and directly from Medieval Latin quassare, alteration of Late Latin cassare, from cassus "null, void, empty" (see caste (n.)).
Meaning "to break, crush," is early 14c., from Old French quasser, casser "to break, smash, injure, harm, weaken," from Latin quassare "to shatter," frequentative of quatere (past participle quassus) "to shake," from PIE root *kwet- "to shake" (cf. Greek passein "to sprinkle," Lithuanian kuteti "to shake up," Old Saxon skuddian "to move violently," German schütteln "to shake," Old English scudan "to hasten").
The words have influenced each other in form and sense since Medieval Latin and now are somewhat grown together. Related: Quashed; quashing.