slush

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noun

plural slushes
1
a
: partly melted or watery snow
b
: loose ice crystals formed during the early stages of freezing of salt water
c
: slushy
Cut watermelon into small chunks and freeze, then blend frozen fruit and buttermilk to make a cooling fruit slush.Sunset Magazine
2
: soft mud : mire
3
: refuse grease and fat from cooking especially on shipboard
4
: paper pulp in water suspension
5
: trashy and usually cheaply sentimental material
6
: unsolicited writings submitted (as to a magazine) for publication

slush

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verb

slushed; slushing; slushes

transitive verb

: to wet or splash with slush

intransitive verb

1
: to make one's way through slush
2
: to make a splashing sound

Examples of slush in a Sentence

Noun a sidewalk covered with slush The movie is just a lot of romantic slush.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Also, from May 6-20, Sonic is donating a portion of every drink, slush, and shake sold to its Limeades for Learning program, which supports local public schools. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 5 May 2024 The chain’s best sellers include milk teas, fruit teas and lemonades, milk caps and slushes. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 1 May 2024 Blue and yellow walls decorate the establishment where customers lined up to try specialty teas, cold coffee and other menu items like sour cherry energy slush, tropical spiceade and s’mores cold brew. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 27 Mar. 2024 Despite the February slush outside, bouquets of orange ranunculus adorned the tables. Vogue, 14 Feb. 2024 Horses pulling coal wagons struggled and slipped in the slush and ice. Hollace Ava Weiner, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Jan. 2024 The menu offers a variety of lemonades, teas, coffees and slushes. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 Mar. 2024 The lack of snow has made usually pristine snowmobile trails into a mixture of slush and occasional open water. John Myers, Twin Cities, 3 Feb. 2024 In areas around Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, roads are covered in snow, slush and ice. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024
Verb
So one misstep can turn a team’s championship dreams to slush. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Mar. 2022 Plow driver fired: A snowplow driver has been fired after his plow threw snow and slush onto the opposite side of the Ohio Turnpike near Sandusky, damaging 55 vehicles, Olivia Mitchell reports. cleveland, 9 Feb. 2022 Shoes made with Gore-Tex, eVent or other proprietary waterproof liners do a good job of keeping rain, snow and slush away from your feet and helping your toes stay relatively warm and dry. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 1 July 2019 Beneath the dossier’s journey from media obsession to slush pile lies a broader and more troubling story. New York Times, 15 May 2021 Kevin Nye attended the Juneau Trump rally, where vehicles, some decked with U.S. flags or banners supporting Trump, lined up Sunday to parade through town as the streets turned to slush from the snow and rain. Becky Bohrer, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Nov. 2020 When the bathrooms began flooding, the manager decided the night was canceled, and fans begrudgingly slushed their way out. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2020 Normally at this time of year lake effect is cut dramatically because of ice cover on the Great Lakes and open water slushing up. Mark Torregrossa | Mtorregr@mlive.com, cleveland, 12 Feb. 2020 Extreme weather can overpower the freezing point of the washer fluid, turning it to slush on your windshield. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 15 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slusk slush

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1807, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of slush was circa 1642

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Cite this Entry

“Slush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slush. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

slush

noun
ˈsləsh
1
: partly melted or watery snow
2
: soft mud : mire
3
: overly sentimental material

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