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quell in Police topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquellquell /kwel/ verb [transitive] formal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SCPPMto end a situation in which people are behaving violently or protesting, especially by using force syn put downquell the violence/disturbance/riot etc πŸ”Š Police used live ammunition to quell the disturbances.2 EMOTIONAL literary to reduce or stop unpleasant feelings such as fear, doubt, or worry πŸ”Š β€˜Jerry?’ she called, trying to quell the panic inside her.β†’ See Verb table
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quellβ€’ Apart from these tender moments, however, I struggled to quell a pervasive sense of emptiness inside.β€’ Her kinship with the respected Goldie apparently quells any nagging doubts.β€’ Run, quelling any thought of disobedience.β€’ An anti-government riot was promptly quelled by soldiers using guns and teargas.β€’ The figures did not quell Cabinet disagreements on the issue.β€’ They hope to quell public anxiety about offshore oil drilling.β€’ But it did little to quell qualms among the committee members, particularly Republicans.β€’ Extra police were called in to quell the disturbance.β€’ Police fired tear gas to quell the rioting.β€’ Equally obviously, Rough Trade were determined to quell these rumours.β€’ Indigestion could be quelled with a simple magnesia tablet, thousands of which she chewed in her lifetime.quell the violence/disturbance/riot etcβ€’ After 10 days of gun battles, Federal troops were called out to quell the violence.β€’ Extra police were called to quell the disturbance.β€’ The police have to march in to quell the riots; when the police fail, the army.β€’ Extra police were called to quell the disturbance when, without provocation, Williamson punched Mr Coulthard.