Apr 4, 2016 11:41 IST

Meaning: to put down or suppress completely; quell; subdue

Pronunciation: kwosh

Synonyms: crush, pull down, quell, repress, beat, overcome

Antonyms: abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite

Usage/Example: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today refused to quash an FIR registered against two youngsters in a criminal intimidation case. (Source: Chandigarh Tribune)

2. The Madras High Court has refused to quash a GO dated July 21, 2004 of the School Education department (Source: The New Indian Express)

3. He had appealed to the court to stay the proceedings and also quash the case. (Source: NDTV)