If there was any hope for an epic comeback, Percy Harvin quashed it by taking the second half kickoff to the house.
The Supreme Court quashed the findings of guilt, but the president refused to obey their orders.
She has quashed the efforts of municipalities to raise their own minimum wage.
A subpoena compelling him to testify before a federal grand jury was quashed.
He ought to have been in his father's footsteps, and he would then have disciplined or quashed his fantastical ideas.
For one moment I drew a breath of hope; and then my hope was quashed.
The order for the appointment was quashed at the October Sessions of the same year.
Somebody's darling's ideals were quashed; Somebody's darling went unwashed.
Sir G. Gostwick soon after laid charges against the archbishop, which Henry quashed, and the primate was willing to forgive.
The conviction was quashed on December 18 by the High Court.
"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.