gush

verb
\ ˈgəsh How to pronounce gush (audio) \
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 How to pronounce gush (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for gush

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Noun

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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 Manatee County officials say the latest models show that a breach at the old phosphate plant reservoir has the potential to gush out 340 million gallons of water in a matter of minutes, risking a 20-foot-high (about 6.1-meter-high) wall of water. Author: Chris O'meara And Adriana Gomez Licon, Anchorage Daily News, "Florida works to avoid ‘catastrophic’ pond collapse," 5 Apr. 2021 If the reservoir, full of waste from a now-defunct phosphate plant, experiences a total breach, 600 million gallons of water could gush from the retention pool in a matter of minutes, county officials said. NBC News, "Florida reservoir leaking toxic wastewater demonstrates decades of regulatory failure, environmental activists say," 5 Apr. 2021 Manatee County officials say the latest models show that a breach at the old phosphate plant reservoir has the potential to gush out 340 million gallons of water in a matter of minutes, risking a 20-foot-high (about 6.1-meter-high) wall of water. BostonGlobe.com, "Florida works to avoid ‘catastrophic’ pond collapse," 4 Apr. 2021 Manatee County officials say the latest models show that a breach at the old phosphate plant reservoir has the potential to gush out 340 million gallons of water in a matter of minutes, risking a 20-foot-high (about 6.1-meter-high) wall of water. Star Tribune, "Florida works to avoid 'catastrophic' pond collapse," 4 Apr. 2021 There are hearty bean stews studded with wild game, Flintstone-size steaks of black Aliveña beef, and snappy chorizo sausages that gush hot, heavenly juices. Benjamin Kemper, Bon Appétit, "Patatas Revolconas Are Garlicky, Porky Mashed Potatoes," 11 Mar. 2021 The five radio-bright spots Wang found stacked beside each other were active galactic nuclei, distant galaxies containing supermassive black holes that gush out radio waves. Max G. Levy, Wired, "Twinkling Black Holes Reveal an Invisible Cloud in Our Galaxy," 24 Feb. 2021 Celebrating the release of her new EP, the pop star made a rare (heh) appearance on IG Stories to gush about her new music. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Released A New Album AND Pink Highlights," 12 Mar. 2021 Home Circuit Luigi Set Not to gush, but this is the future of gaming. Dave Johnson, Forbes, "Celebrate Your Favorite Plumber This Mar10 Day With 10 Great Nintendo Switch Deals," 10 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This would avoid the risk of a gush of stock hitting the market and lowering the brewer’s already pressed valuation. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Budweiser Brewer Faces an Ill-Timed Hangover," 25 Feb. 2021 Even in defeat, though, the Mavericks (8-12) stemmed the ghastly gush of two non-competitive losses at Utah. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, "Finally February: For the Mavericks it’s win now. Or else . . .," 31 Jan. 2021 And then, why did the creative gush of those 10 years essentially dry up? Washington Post, "Maradona was great, and maybe the greatest. Can we make similar claims about artists?," 25 Dec. 2020 But the news released a gush of emotion that stunned even him. Carolyn Y. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, "A gamble pays off in ‘spectacular success’: How the leading coronavirus vaccines made it to the finish line," 6 Dec. 2020 At times, waste gathered in her bathtub, or came out of faucets in a black gush. Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker, "The Heavy Toll of the Black Belt’s Wastewater Crisis," 23 Nov. 2020 The gush of funds has accelerated in recent weeks as the president looks to help his core supporters who have been hit hard by the double whammy of his combative trade practices and the coronavirus pandemic. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "Trump Funnels Record Subsidies to Farmers Ahead of Election Day," 12 Oct. 2020 Watch Brown gush over Cyrus, Winehouse and the rest of her heroines below. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Millie Bobby Brown Wants to Play Her 'Icon' Amy Winehouse in a Biopic," 1 Oct. 2020 Next year, the federal debt — the sum of the year-after-year gush of annual deficits — is forecast to exceed the size of the entire American economy for the first time since 1946. Paul Wiseman, Anchorage Daily News, "US debt will soon exceed size of entire economy," 5 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of gush was in the 15th century

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12 Apr 2021

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“Gush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gush. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for gush

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 How to pronounce gush (audio) \
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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