hush up

phrasal verb

hushed up; hushing up; hushes up
: to be quiet
I told him to hush up.

Examples of hush up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To help reveal a very real issue, but one that is often hushed up. Patrick Frater, Variety, 20 Feb. 2024 The Church itself looks to have been complicit in hushing up this scandal for years, decades. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 14 Apr. 2010 But everyone in the country had been going through this, and all that was hushed up at Cannes. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 15 Oct. 2023 To fill out the scorecard, the felonious former president has rolled up a rap sheet: In New York, for allegedly falsifying business documents to hush up his extramarital dalliances. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2023 In it, one of the characters, a senior party member, promises to seek redress for an incident in which a junior staffer had been groped by a colleague, despite pressure from higher up to hush up. Wayne Chang, CNN, 10 June 2023

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“Hush up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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