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QUELL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quell mean? 

QUELL (verb)
  The verb QUELL has 2 senses:

1. suppress or crush completely
2. overcome or allay

  Familiarity information: QUELL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUELL (verb)


Sense 1quell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suppress or crush completely

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

quell; squelch; quench

Context examples:

squelch any sign of dissent / quench a rebellion

Hypernyms (to "quell" is one way to...):

conquer; curb; inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress (to put down by force or authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2quell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overcome or allay

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

appease; quell; stay

Context example:

quell my hunger

Hypernyms (to "quell" is one way to...):

fill; fulfil; fulfill; meet; satisfy (fill or meet a want or need)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s somebody


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