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 gushingly (audio) \ 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

After Bumgarner, a stoic athlete who rarely expresses emotion in interviews, gushed about his friendship with Bochy, a member of the New York media killed his mood. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants’ emotional win a preview of the painful days that lie ahead," 5 June 2019 Instead, the normally media-averse Prince Harry stepped outside to gush to the reporters, and even answer questions briefly, before the proud papa headed back inside. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "Baby Sussex Is About to Have Some Seriously VIP Visitors," 7 May 2019 Yosses gushes—and Broadway buffs; through their company, Perfect Pie, the pair actually caters live theatrical productions. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Meet Bill Yosses, the Four Seasons Restaurant’s Brilliant Pastry Chef," 5 May 2019 The pair attended Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s listening party together, Pete gushed about Ariana during his set at Hollywood Improv Show, and Pete was also at the dinner for Ariana's mother Joan Grande's birthday. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Relationship: A Timeline," 25 June 2018 Most of the time, college coaches gush about their quarterbacks as the NFL Draft looms. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Browns Scribbles: What's with Josh Rosen and Jim Mora? -- Terry Pluto (video)," 4 Apr. 2018 Where else can kids visit a new Revolutionary War museum, splash in a historic fountain, and gush over animals at our country’s oldest zoo? Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 20 Nov. 2018 This is far from the first time John has gushed about his kids with the model-author-actress. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "John Legend Is Already Teaching Daughter Luna How to Sing," 27 Mar. 2019 The country singer and pop star are known for sharing romantic selfies, supporting each other's careers, and gushing about their love at every opportunity. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Gwen Stefani Admitted the Sweetest Thing About Her Boyfriend Blake Shelton," 23 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Naturally, they were asked about their new nephew, and the couple couldn't help but gush. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wears a Red Blazer and Jeans During a Visit to North Wales," 8 May 2019 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

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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 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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