- to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement: Water gushed from the broken pipe.
- to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively: She gushed with pride over her new grandchild.
- to have a sudden, copious flow, as of blood or tears.
- to emit suddenly, forcibly, or copiously.
- a sudden, copious outflow of a fluid.
- the fluid emitted.
- effusive and often insincere language or behavior.
Origin of gush
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Examples from the Web for gush
Ask most designers for their mentors and out will gush a waterfall of names.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way
December 1, 2014
In a gush of pro-America, anti–Soviet Union glory, the fourth installment in the Rocky saga pulls out all the stops.13 Most Patriotic Movies Ever: ‘Act of Valor,’ ‘Top Gun’ & More (VIDEO)
July 4, 2014
Viewers of a 2011 60 Minutes segment saw Amaitis gush about his relationship with legendary sports bettor Billy Walters.Las Vegas Betting Scandal Earns $5.5 Million Fine but the Boss Walks
John L. Smith
January 21, 2014
In a nation of couch potatoes, advertisers know the value of flogging their brands when the orchestra starts to gush.What Venezuela Can Learn From Miss Universe
November 13, 2013
That is an estimated 125,000 settlers, some 30,000 homes—15 times the withdrawal (if not to say uprooting) from Gush Katif.It's Time to Think Creatively About Getting Settlers on the Side of Peace
October 18, 2013
It was as though that tree were Billy—struck by a gush of flying fire.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
A gush of smoke came from a chimney in the rear of the edifice.Tanglewood Tales
Catherine bowed her head, and with a gush of tears fell into his arms.Night and Morning, Complete
"Oh, we haven't hurried," she said with a gush of gratification that startled the man.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Not even yet can I think without a gush of anger and shame of my visit to Brotherton.Wilfrid Cumbermede
- to pour out or cause to pour out suddenly and profusely, usually with a rushing sound
- to act or utter in an overeffusive, affected, or sentimental manner
- a sudden copious flow or emission, esp of liquid
- something that flows out or is emitted
- an extravagant and insincere expression of admiration, sentiment, etc
Word Origin and History for gush
12c., gosshien "make noises in the stomach," later (c.1400) "rush out suddenly, pour out," probably formed imitativeally in English under influence of Old Norse gusa "to gush, spurt," related to geyser. Metaphoric sense of "speak in an effusive manner" first recorded 1873. Related: Gushed; gushing. The noun is 1680s, from the verb.