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gush

[ guhsh ]
/ gʌʃ /
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verb (used without object)

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.

verb (used with object)

to emit suddenly, forcibly, or copiously.

noun

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RELATED WORDS

spew, spout, flush, pour, cascade, rave, well, rush, run, jet, stream, burst, spring, flow, emanate, surge, sluice, flood, emerge, spurt

Nearby words

guru, guru granth, guru nanak, guryev, gus, gush, gusher, gushy, gusset, gussie, gussied up

Origin of gush

1350–1400; Middle English; probably phonesthemic in orig.; see gust1, rush1
SYNONYMS FOR gush
1 pour, stream, flood. See flow.
4 spurt.
Related formsgush·ing·ly, adverbout·gush, verb (used with object)un·gush·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gushed

gush

/ (ɡʌʃ) /

verb

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

noun

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
Derived Formsgushing, adjectivegushingly, adverb

Word Origin for gush

C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Old Norse gjósa, Icelandic gusa
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Word Origin and History for gushed

gush


v.

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.

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