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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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Origin of gush

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; probably of expressive origin; see gust1, rush1

synonym study for gush

1. See flow.

OTHER WORDS FROM gush

out·gush, verb (used with object)
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How to use gush in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gush

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 forms of gush

gushing, adjectivegushingly, adverb

Word Origin for gush

C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Old Norse gjósa, Icelandic gusa
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