One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the Court of Appeal may quash the sentence’
cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal, revoke, retract, countermand, withdraw, take back, rule against, disallow, overturn, override, overrule, veto, set aside, overthrow, repudiate, annul, nullify, declare null and void, invalidate, render invalid, negate, void, abrogate
2‘we want to quash these horrible suggestions’
put an end to, stamp out, put a stop to, end, finish, get rid of, crush, put down, check, crack down on, curb, nip in the bud, thwart, frustrate, squash, quell, subdue, suppress, repress, quench, extinguish, stifle, abolish, terminate
beat, overcome, defeat, rout, destroy, demolish, annihilate, wipe out
informal squelch, put the kibosh on, clobber
bring about, prompt
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