(Latin: from quatere, to shake, to strike, to beat)
2. Etymology: "to make void, to annul, to crush", from about 1330, from Old French quasser, "to break, to smash"; from Latin quassare, "to shatter"; from quatere, "to shake".
The meaning of "suppress" is from Medieval Latin (Latin as written and spoken about 700 to about 1500) quassare, "to make null and void"; from Latin cassus, "empty, void".
The mayor was asked if he was aware of the repercussions which could take place if his proposal that taxes should be increased actually becomes law.2. The rebounding of a force after an impact: The repercussion of the blast could be heard for miles.
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2. To prevent something from being discarded, rejected, or put out of operation.
3. Etymology: from the stem of Old French rescourre, "to shake loose"; from re-, intensive prefix, + escourre, "to cast off, to discharge"; from Latin escutere, excutere, "to shake off, to drive away"; from ex-, "out" + -cutere, a combining form of quatere, "to shake".
The rescue, or salvage, archaeologist, is concerned with the retrieval of as much information as possible about the archaeological sites before they are damaged or destroyed. Frequently time is too short and funds are too limited for anything but a brief survey.
2. A person who rescues another one, or others, from harm or danger: "Some of the rescuers died during the second earthquake."