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.
- out·gush, verb (used with object)
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How to use gush in a sentence
It was then that I finally felt a gush of joy, as after all that steady deliberation, new solutions that hadn’t been noticed before starting falling out naturally.How I Escaped My Troubles Through Science - Issue 104: Harmony | Subodh Patil | August 25, 2021 | Nautilus
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 | Tom Teodorczuk | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On TripAdvisor, visitors gush about the tour and the supernatural experiences encountered during their stay.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House? | Nina Strochlic | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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) | Melissa Leon | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a nation of couch potatoes, advertisers know the value of flogging their brands when the orchestra starts to gush.
Dr. May was glad to see that a gush of tears followed this exclamation, as Norman hid his face under the coverings.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
It will gush from my heart—I must strike right here—strong and quick—it will not pain much.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Scarce a leaf stirs; only now and again a great, cool gush of air that makes my papers fly, and is gone.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
I glanced through the letter again, and I felt a warm gush of pity for our poor deluded Liosha.Jaffery | William J. Locke
The honest orderliness and dignified calmness of his life, as I read it, are quite refreshing in this time of rush and gush.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
British Dictionary definitions for gush
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
- gushing, adjective
- gushingly, adverb
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