v 1: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes
any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her
dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners
subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: repress, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce]
2: declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "avoid a plea"
[syn: invalidate, annul, void, avoid, nullify]