slush

noun
\ ˈsləsh How to pronounce slush (audio) \
plural slushes

Definition of slush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

verb
slushed; slushing; slushes

Definition of slush (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wet or splash with slush

intransitive verb

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

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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 If, during routine car usage during the garage-access period, the car gets covered in mud, road slush, tar or bird excrement, garage access is immediately forfeited. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2021 What the Almanac predicted: Indiana's winter was supposed to be mild with temperatures above normal and more rain and slush than snowstorms. Lilly St. Angelo, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Sep. 2021 Sorry, the days of the celebratory free Sonic slush are long gone. Matt Young, Chron, 12 Sep. 2021 When the fish are ready for harvest, they’re knocked out and bled in an icey slush. oregonlive, 25 Aug. 2021 The glass is cold in your hand, the slush already turning liquid around the rim, a tall straw emerging beyond a few colorful garnishes. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 19 Aug. 2021 No harrowing storms in sight, just welcome sunshine today, a few snow showers Thursday, maybe a little slush or ice early Saturday. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Nov. 2020 The purveyor of ice-cold slush has humble beginnings. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 7 July 2021 Raisi also spent three years as the chairman of Astan Quds Razavi, an organization that is ostensibly a religious charity but is actually part of the shadowy network of slush funds making up the Khamenei family fortune. Victoria Coates, National Review, 2 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 As of midday, many streets in the Milwaukee area were still snow- and slushed-covered. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Feb. 2018 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 As of midday, many streets in the Milwaukee area were still snow- and slushed-covered. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of slush

Noun

circa 1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1807, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for slush

Noun

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slusk slush

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The first known use of slush was circa 1642

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Last Updated

4 Oct 2021

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“Slush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slush. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for slush

slush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slush

: partly melted snow
: something that is thought to be silly because it is too romantic or emotional

slush

noun
\ ˈsləsh How to pronounce slush (audio) \

Kids Definition of slush

: partly melted snow

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