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Idioms about bush

Origin of bush

1
First recorded before 1000; Middle English busshe, Old English busc (in placenames); cognate with Dutch bos “wood,” German Busch, Old Norse buskr “bush”

OTHER WORDS FROM bush

bushless, adjectivebushlike, adjective

Other definitions for bush (2 of 4)

bush2
[ boosh ]
/ bʊʃ /

noun
a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing by friction, erosion, etc.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a bush; line with metal.

Origin of bush

2
1560–70; <Middle Dutch bussche;see box1

Other definitions for bush (3 of 4)

Bush
[ boosh ]
/ bʊʃ /

noun
Barbara Barbara Pierce, 1925–2018, U.S. First Lady 1989–93 (wife of George H. W. Bush).
George (Herbert Walker), 1924–2018, U.S. politician: vice president 1981–89; 41st president of the U.S. 1989–93.
his son, George W(alker) "Dubya", born 1946, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Texas 1994–2001; 43rd president of the U.S. 2001–09.
Van·ne·var [vuh-nee-vahr, -ver], /vəˈni vɑr, -vər/, 1890–1974, U.S. electrical engineer: education and research administrator.

Other definitions for bush (4 of 4)

bush.

abbreviation
bushel; bushels.
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British Dictionary definitions for bush (1 of 3)

bush1
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun
adjective
verb

Word Origin for bush

C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse buski, Old High German busc, Middle Dutch bosch; related to Old French bosc wood, Italian bosco

British Dictionary definitions for bush (2 of 3)

bush2
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun
Also called (esp US and Canadian): bushing a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide
verb
to fit a bush to (a casing, bearing, etc)

Word Origin for bush

C15: from Middle Dutch busse box, bush; related to German Büchse tin, Swedish hjulbōssa wheel-box, Late Latin buxis box 1

British Dictionary definitions for bush (3 of 3)

Bush
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun
George . born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
his son, George W (alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bush

bush

see beat around the bush; beat the bushes for; bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

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