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Definition of goo

1 : a viscid or sticky substance
2 : sentimental tripe

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If those precious three pounds of goo in our craniums aren’t ours to control, what is? Sigal Samuel, Vox, "Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.," 5 Aug. 2019 When a caterpillar builds its chrysalis, its whole body dissolves into goo and then the DNA gets rearranged into a completely different animal and that animal is what gets reborn. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Behind the Scenes: Stranger Things 3 podcast reveals how puberty inspired the Mind Flayer's monster," 25 July 2019 At this year's Fourth of July BBQ, instead of being scared of the mortality-reminding, glistening white goo, slather some on your burger bun in defiance of death, in celebration of freedom. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Defense of Mayonnaise," 4 July 2019 This dissolves that goo, loosening the husks, which will shrug right off. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 There’s icky goo, creepy rats, monsters and other shocks and scares., "‘Stranger Things’ and more shows you need to binge during TV’s 2019 summer slump," 9 July 2019 The individual movies under the MCU banner need to be narratively sticky enough to ensnare a global audience, connecting the dots as interrelated narratives and keeping the whole ball of profitable goo rolling along. Michael Phillips,, "‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ review: After the ‘Endgame,' Spidey takes a European vacation (and saves the world)," 27 June 2019 Crucially, study co-author Shrike Zhang of Harvard Medical School tells New Scientist’s Leah Crane, SSAD is essentially pure giant salamander goo. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Giant Salamander Goo Is Great at Gluing Gashes," 7 June 2019 Turns out, the portal is near-impossible to open back up again, causing the machine to malfunction and fry the operators to goo. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Stranger Things Season 3," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of goo

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goo

perhaps short for burgoo

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The first known use of goo was in 1900

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English Language Learners Definition of goo

informal : a wet and sticky substance

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to shake or wave menacingly

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