gush

verb
\ ˈgəsh \
gushed; gushing; gushes

Definition of gush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to issue copiously or violently
2 : to emit a sudden copious flow
3 : to make an effusive display of affection or enthusiasm an aunt gushing over the baby

transitive verb

1 : to emit in a copious free flow
2 : to say or write effusively

gush

noun

Definition of gush (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a sudden outpouring
b : something emitted in a gushing forth
2 : an effusive display or outpouring

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Other Words from gush

Verb

gushingly \ ˈgə-​shiŋ-​lē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for gush

Synonyms: Verb

jet, pour, rush, spew, spout, spurt, squirt, swoosh

Synonyms: Noun

exodus, outflow, outpour, outpouring

Antonyms: Verb

dribble, drip, drop, trickle

Antonyms: Noun

flux, inflow, influx, inrush

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Examples of gush in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

A gush of oil came out of the well. the dam burst with a stupendous gush of water
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Erika Balza, who says her faucet gushed muddy brown water smelling like manure, drinks bottled water. Jesse Newman And Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Farms, More Productive Than Ever, Are Poisoning Drinking Water in Rural America," 18 Jan. 2019 Kmet, a two-sport athlete who Kelly spent time gushing to the media over this spring, could realistically be in line for more playing time. Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Projecting Notre Dame football's 2018 depth chart," 29 June 2018 Heavy rains lashed the hills around the cave, gushing through the porous limestone and pushing the SEALs back toward the entrance. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "The Thai Cave Rescue, Before Its Triumph, Teetered on the Brink of Disaster," 11 July 2018 One of the judges, Heidi Klum, gave Phillips a standing ovation, gushing over the young contestant's talent. Matthew Wilson, USA TODAY, "'AGT': Singer Makayla Phillips, 15, feels the love from Heidi Klum, gets the Golden Buzzer," 10 July 2018 Adcock, an avowed rosé lover for years, had no trouble gushing over the cornucopia of pink wines making their way into the marketplace. Dave Eckert, kansascity, "Rosés are the 'go to' summertime drink for wine lovers, even KC barbecue fans," 12 June 2018 Gellar posted the picture, gushing with her co-star from the 1999 film Cruel Intentions, in which the two actresses were anything but on good terms (although their characters did share an infamous onscreen kiss). Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair Have a 'Cruel Intentions' Reunion at P!nk Concert," 4 June 2018 John Huppenthal, a onetime Chandler city councilman, state legislator and state public schools superintendent, gushed over William’s political and business acumen. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Before allegedly setting up scam PACs, William Tierney was active in Arizona GOP politics," 19 May 2018 Authorities warned the chain reaction of structural failures at the Oroville Dam complex could send a wall of water gushing through their nearby Gold Rush-era towns within the hour. Ellen Knickmeyer, The Seattle Times, "Oroville crisis drives harder look at aging US dams," 11 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Like, do-joint-interviews-and-gush-about-how-we're-real-life-best-friends great. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern Went Christmas Shopping Together in Coordinating Outfits in LA," 23 Dec. 2018 The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources posted a short video of the bizarre practice on Twitter last week, which shows the fish raining down from the aircraft’s underbelly in a gush of water. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Utah Department of Wildlife drops fish from plane for 'extreme restocking' of lake," 30 Aug. 2018 And eventually, because of the nihilist pressure of the unstoppable gush of language itself, cynical to the point of despair. Cynthia Ozick, New York Times, "One Last Book From a Virtuoso of the Short Story," 14 May 2018 As Beijing struggles to slow the outflow of cash and an erosion in its stockpile of foreign currency, the clock is about to restart on individuals’ annual foreign-exchange quotas, which is expected to set off a fresh gush of outflows. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Has the Big Yuan Short Finally Arrived?," 26 June 2018 The bear also bit into his head and a gash above his ear caused a massive amount of blood gush. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "This Man Got Attacked by the Same Bear Twice — and Lived to Tell About It," 5 Oct. 2016 In the ad's dramatic climax, a gush of water douses the fire and the threat is extinguished. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Dem candidate airs bizarre ‘dumpster fire’ ad," 19 June 2018 The run starts with the 50-million-gallons-per-day, crystalline gush of Rock Springs but soon becomes stained like tea by decomposing organic stuff, leaves and cypress needles. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Wekiva and Rock Springs Run cure stress with gorgeous gators and hypnotic rain," 1 June 2018 In a campaign video flush with smiles and upbeat music, two Democrats running in the primary for governor gush about each other's credentials – then encourage voters to support them both. David Sharp, The Christian Science Monitor, "New ranked voting system to be used in Maine primaries," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of gush

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

circa 1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for gush

Verb

Middle English guschen

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gush

verb

English Language Learners Definition of gush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

gush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gush (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sudden outward flow of a large amount of liquid

gush

verb
\ ˈgəsh \
gushed; gushing

Kids Definition of gush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to flow or pour out in large amounts Water gushed from the fountain.
2 : to act or speak in a very affectionate or enthusiastic way He gushed forth praise for the Abbey victuals.— Brian Jacques, Redwall

gush

noun

Kids Definition of gush (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sudden free pouring out a gush of tears

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