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gush

verb \ ˈgəsh \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of gush

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

gushingly

play \ˈgə-shiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of gush in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of gush

Middle English guschen


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gush

noun

Definition of gush

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

Examples of gush in a Sentence

  1. A gush of oil came out of the well.

  2. the dam burst with a stupendous gush of water

Recent Examples of gush from the Web

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First Known Use of gush

circa 1682


GUSH Defined for English Language Learners

gush

verb

Definition of gush for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of gush for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden outward flow of a large amount of liquid


GUSH Defined for Kids

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gush

verb \ ˈgəsh \

Definition of gush for Students

gushed; gushing
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

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gush

noun

Definition of gush for Students

: a sudden free pouring out
  • a gush of tears


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