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

New episodes of Little People, Big World show the kids accepting Caryn’s place in their father’s life, and Caryn gushing over Matt’s brand-new grandchildren. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "Get to Know Matt Roloff's Girlfriend Caryn Chandler," 11 Apr. 2018 Surface faults allow rain and snowmelt to seep down, heat up, and eventually gush back out. Sunset, "Go on a Hot Springs Adventure in the Utah Desert," 22 Jan. 2018 As the cave begins to open up toward the entrance, dozens are seen crouching down and wading through gushing water to help carry the stretcher. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "New video from Thai navy shows the scene inside Tham Luang cave during dramatic rescue," 11 July 2018 Replacing him: Amendola — whom Gase gushed about Tuesday — and Albert Wilson. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "How’s this for culture change? Gase says Dolphins’ ‘alpha dogs’ won’t accept nonsense | Miami Herald," 27 Mar. 2018 Scouts don't gush. Especially during summer league. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "For Heat's Derrick Jones a case of 'the Miami system working its magic'," 6 July 2018 After Ball recorded his first career triple-double in November, James gushed about the accomplishment to reporters. Nathan Fenno, latimes.com, "LeBron James dropped hints for a year that he would join Lakers," 3 July 2018 In the past year, the computer firewall-maker’s stock price has gushed 90%, but its losses have grown as well. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Cyber Saturday—Google and Softbank Star Nikesh Arora's Next Act? Leading Cyber Giant Palo Alto Networks," 2 June 2018 The fire-sprinkler system then filled with water and, although sprinkler heads did not activate, water gushed out of holes in the pipes caused by corrosion. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix to reopen Burton Barr Library June 16 following flooding disaster," 30 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 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. CBS News, "In Maine, new voting system faces landmark test," 8 June 2018 Last week, the system malfunctioned, sending gushes of dark brown water into toilets, sinks and showers. Dale Kasler, Phillip Reese And Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "360,000 Californians have unsafe drinking water. Are you one of them?," 1 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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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 \
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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