What does the word quell mean?

    Part of speech: noun


Usage examples for quell

  1. This riot was occasioned by the severe measures taken by General Traubenberg, in order to quell the insubordination of the army. – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  2. Foreign countries can't quell it down, nor rumatiz, nor nothin'. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  3. If she would but quell him by one look; leap on board, seize the helm, and assume without a word the command of his men and him; steer them back to Bourne, and sit down beside him with a kiss, as if nothing had happened. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley