Taiwan Justice Minister Resigns ABC News
Taiwan's justice minister has resigned over allegations he used his influence to quash an attempt by prosecutors to appeal a not guilty verdict against an ...
By AL BAKER
Two journalists from West Islip High School on Long Island set out to examine school security measures, but they were prosecuted for trespassing and their article was quashed.
By BEN HUBBARD
As part of a broader trend in the region, the United Arab Emirates has tried to shut down a group that sought political change and a more Islamic government.
By ELISABETH MALKIN
The confusion surrounding the genocide trial of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt highlighted divisions raised by testimony about the country’s long civil war.
Europe Bank Quashes Bond-Buy Talk
The German government and the European Central Bank both hit back at a weekend report that the ECB was planning to cap the borrowing costs of fiscally strained countries with its unlimited resources.
Japan Quashes Speculation of Yen Ceiling
Wall Street Journal
By TAKASHI MOCHIZUKI TOKYO—Japanese finance ministry officials on Wednesday quashed any ideas that Japan may follow the Swiss central bank in trying to place a ceiling on the value of its currency, while the central bank disappointed some in the ...
台 湾国防部十六日公布有别於国防白皮书的首部“四年期国防总检讨”报告 （ＱＤＲ,Quadrennial Defense Review），将於2014年底前将目前六个军种简併为陆海空三军，并大幅裁军至21.5万人；而未来作战的军事战略，就是「不使敌人登陆立足」，也不 轻啟战端发动第一击。Taiwan is hoping to turn a similar trick when it hosts the World Games at the port city of Kaohsiung this week. However, the odds are long that Taiwan will be able to use the quadrennial games – an affiliate of the Olympics for sports not included in the main event such as squash, canoe polo and fistball – as effectively.
crushing victory/ defeat
Definition of quadrennialadjective
- Consisting of ashes.
- Resembling ashes, especially in color; very pale: A face ashen with grief.
Of, relating to, or made from the wood of the ash tree.
Definition of quash
Middle English: from Old French quasser 'annul', from late Latin cassare (medieval Latin also quassare), from cassus 'null, void'. Compare with squash1
tr.v., quashed, quash·ing, quash·es.
To set aside or annul, especially by judicial action.
[Middle English quassen, from Old French casser, quasser, from Medieval Latin quassāre, alteration (influenced by quassāre, to shatter) of cassāre, from Latin cassus, empty, void.]
tr.v., quashed, quash·ing, quash·es.
To put down or suppress forcibly and completely: quash a rebellion.
[Middle English quashen, from Old French quasser, from Medieval Latin quassāre, to shatter, from Latin. See squash2.][動](他)((形式))〈反乱などを〉（完全に）抑える, 鎮圧する；〈不安などを〉しずめる.
[動](他)((形式))〈法律・告発・決定などを〉無効にする, 取り消す, 廃棄する, 却下する.
Origin:Middle English: from Old French quasser 'annul', from late Latin cassare (medieval Latin also quassare), from cassus 'null, void'. Compare with squash1
- Any of various tendril-bearing plants of the genus Cucurbita, having fleshy edible fruit with a leathery rind and unisexual flowers.
- The fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable.
[From alteration of Narragansett askútasquash.]
squash2 (skwŏsh, skwôsh)
v., squashed, squash·ing, squash·es. v.tr.
- To beat, squeeze, or press into a pulp or a flattened mass; crush. See synonyms at crush.
- To put down or suppress; quash: squash a revolt.
- To silence or fluster, as with crushing words: squash a heckler.
- To become crushed, flattened, or pulpy, as by pressure or impact.
- To move with a splashing or sucking sound, as when walking through boggy ground.
- The act or sound of squashing.
- The fact or condition of being squashed.
- A crushed or crowded mass: a squash of people.
- Sports. A racket game played in a closed walled court with a rubber ball.
- Chiefly British. A citrus-based soft drink.
With a squashing sound.
[Middle English squachen, from Old French esquasser, from Vulgar Latin *exquassāre : Latin ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin quassāre, to shatter, frequentative of quatere, to shake.]squasher squash'er n.
verb (annuls, annulling, annulled)[with object]