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quash

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
quashquash /kwɒʃ $ kwɑːʃ, kwɒːʃ/ verb [transitive] formal  1 SCLPGto officially say that a legal judgment or decision is no longer acceptable or correct syn overturn The High Court later quashed his conviction for murder. The decision was quashed by the House of Lords.2 PGto say or do something to stop something from continuing A hospital chief executive has quashed rumours that people will lose their jobs. The government immediately moved to quash the revolt.
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Examples from the Corpus
quashTherefore on the facts of the case the indictment was bad and Widdowson's conviction had to be quashed.Fawehinmi's conviction on the contempt of court charge was quashed by the appeal court in July.His first conviction was quashed on appeal, but he was eventually sentenced and spent a total of two years in jail.But he quashed rumours that the Red Fort had been quietly put up for sale due to his financial difficulties.The court quashed the convictions after a nine-day hearing.The tenant then applied to the Divisional Court by way of judicial review to quash the judge's decision.The police were brought in to quash the strike.The company tried to quash the unwanted publicity.Today at Aylesbury Crown Court they asked a judge to quash those convictions.Simon Brown J. quashed those decisions.Mandamus sometimes issues in conjunction with certiorari to require a body whose decision has been quashed to go through the decision-making process again.quashed ... convictionThe Court of Appeal quashed his conviction.When the defendant appealed, the Court of Appeal upheld that submission and quashed his convictions.But the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction and accepted that the woman probably faked her injuries and fabricated the allegations.But in July the Appeal Court quashed the conviction and ordered a second trial.The Court of Appeal quashed the conviction because the judge had directed the jury in Caldwell terms.The Court of Appeal quashed the conviction, declaring that the subjective definition was necessary.quashed rumoursBut he quashed rumours that the Red Fort had been quietly put up for sale due to his financial difficulties.
From Longman Business Dictionaryquashquash /kwɒʃkwɑːʃ, kwɒːʃ/ verb [transitive]1LAWto officially state that a judgement or decision is no longer legal or correctHe was found guilty but had his conviction quashed later on appeal.2to stop something from starting or developingCar-rental companies say they quashed a state government plan to double Florida’s car rental surcharge.A hospital chief executive has quashed rumours that nursing staff will lose jobs.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
quash
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyquash
he, she, itquashes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyquashed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave quashed
he, she, ithas quashed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad quashed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill quash
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have quashed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam quashing
he, she, itis quashing
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you, we, theyare quashing
Past
I, he, she, itwas quashing
you, we, theywere quashing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been quashing
he, she, ithas been quashing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been quashing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be quashing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been quashing
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