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quell

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quell(
kwehl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put down)
a. sofocar
Troops were brought in to quell the unrest in the city.Hicieron intervenir al ejército para sofocar los disturbios que había en la ciudad.
2. (to allay)
a. apaciguar
It was hard to quell the feeling of unease I had the whole time I was there.Fue difícil apaciguar el desasosiego que sentí durante toda mi estadía allá.
3. (to silence)
a. acallar
The minister held a press conference to quell rumors of his resignation.El ministro dio una rueda de prensa para acallar los rumores sobre su dimisión.
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quell
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (revolt)
a. sofocar
2. (doubt, worry, passion)
a. apagar
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quell [kwel]
transitive verb
[+uprising] sofocar; [+opposition] sobreponerse a; dominar; [+fears] desechar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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