verb \ˈgəsh\

: to flow out very quickly and in large amounts

: to produce a large amount of (a quickly flowing liquid)

: to speak in an extremely enthusiastic way

Full Definition of GUSH

intransitive verb
:  to issue copiously or violently
:  to emit a sudden copious flow
:  to make an effusive display of affection or enthusiasm <an aunt gushing over the baby>
transitive verb
:  to emit in a copious free flow
:  to say or write effusively
gush·ing·ly \ˈgə-shiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of GUSH

  1. Oil gushed from the well.
  2. Blood gushed from the wound.
  3. I'm tired of hearing her gush about her boyfriend.
  4. Everyone has been gushing over the baby.
  5. Oh, your baby is so cute! they gushed.

Origin of GUSH

Middle English guschen
First Known Use: 15th century



: a sudden outward flow of a large amount of liquid

Full Definition of GUSH

a :  a sudden outpouring
b :  something emitted in a gushing forth
:  an effusive display or outpouring

Examples of GUSH

  1. A gush of oil came out of the well.
  2. <the dam burst with a stupendous gush of water>

First Known Use of GUSH

circa 1682


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