v. put out a fire; extinguish; put an end to; destroy
No matter how much water the hiker drank, she could not quench her thirst.
Sentence in Classic:
She was conscious herself that her delight sparkled in her eyes and curved her lips into a smile, and she could not quench the expression of this delight.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He frowned, trying to appear as if he did not want any of that wine, but was mortified because no one would understand that it was not to quench his thirst or from greediness that he wanted it, but simply from a conscientious desire for knowledge.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As he stood there, trying to quench his fiery face with his drink of water, the comparison between the orator and the crowd of attentive faces turned towards him, was extremely to his disadvantage.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
The Grand Master was a man advanced in age, as was testified by his long grey beard, and the shaggy grey eyebrows overhanging eyes, of which, however, years had been unable to quench the fire.
No body could think himself injured by the drinking of another man, though he took a good draught, who had a whole river of the same water left him to quench his thirst: and the case of land and water, where there is enough of both, is perfectly the same.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
The indices appearing and disappearing were eyes opening and closing; the eyes opening and closing were stars being born and being quenched.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context