QUASH, verb transitive [Latin quasso, quatio.]
1. Properly, to beat down or beat in pieces; to crush.
The whales against sharp rocks, like reeling vessels, quash'd.
2. To crush; to subdue; as, to quash a rebellion.
3. In law, to abate, annul, overthrow or make void; as, to quash an indictment. He pays judgment of the writ or declaration that the same may be quashed.
QUASH, verb intransitive To be shaken with a noise.
QUASH, noun A species of cucurbita; but in America pronounced squash; so called probably from it softness. [See the Verb.]