Definition of 'quell'
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No job or man or amount of money will quell the anger. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But attempts to quell the unrest were hampered as officers were blinded with laser pens. The Sun (2011)They say it has also helped to quell opposition in the capital. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Which seems less like a masterstroke than a tricky compromise hastily designed to quell a rebellion. The Sun (2010)But his promise was seen by critics as just a ploy to quell public anger. The Sun (2009)They have raised enough capital to quell fears about their survival. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Anger at immigration will be harder for government and opposition to quell. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But this may not be enough to quell an embarrassing rebellion at its annual meeting this month. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Another worried that further action was needed to quell anger about the banks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But there was no one around to quell the fear or give me confidence. The Sun (2011)But he did help to quell another rebellion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But that is not enough to quell the fear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The move was aimed at trying to quell locals' fears. The Sun (2007)Perhaps to quell a rebellion. A Plague of Angels (1993)A good person to help quell the fears, then? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But how much do they need to quell their own fears about lending in a'normal' way? Times, Sunday Times (2009)France adjusted for measures to dampen the noise - will be played at road shows in those same locations in the hope that they will quell opposition. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This device could help to quell consumer anger about the way broadband speeds routinely don't live up to the promises of ISPs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Before the meeting, the Pru released strong sales figures for the first five months of the year in an attempt to quell unrest. The Sun (2010)
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Used Occasionally. quell is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'quell'
British English: quell VERB
To quell opposition or violent behaviour means to stop it.
Troops eventually quelled the unrest.
Definition of quell from the Collins English Dictionary
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