flowing out suddenly, forcefully, or in large volume, as fluid that has been confined: Since the rig exploded, all attempts to stop the gushing oil have been futile.
having a sudden, forceful, copious flow: She clasped her hands over the gushing wound to stop the blood.
expressed or expressing oneself extravagantly or effusively, especially in an affectionate or highly complimentary way: Followed by paparazzi and gushing admirers, he returned home to face a more realistic assessment from his parents.
the act of flowing out suddenly, copiously, or forcefully: Nosebleeds in children often look scary, but these quick tips can stop the gushing.
the act of expressing oneself extravagantly or effusively: After all her gushing about how great the movie and its director and cast were, I'm looking forward to seeing it!
- gush·ing·ly, adverb
- un·gush·ing, adjective
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How to use gushing in a sentence
Sen. Rand Paul, however, resisted gushing--in keeping with his contrarian brand.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer | Lloyd Grove | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He called her “a silly chattering windbag, an infernal liar, a conceited, gushing, rump-wagging, blethering ass.”
A bullet had struck a femoral artery and it was gushing blood as she kept firing.
It's not literally true that you can just stick a pipe down in the desert and have oil come-a-gushing, but it might as well be.Fracking is Pitting OPEC Members Against Each Other. It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Bunch of Cartel Members. | Megan McArdle | May 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The dividend-gushing companies operate in a range of industries: retail, gambling, spirits, furniture.Fiscal Cliff Fears Drive Huge Spike in Dividend Payouts | Matthew Zeitlin | November 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
gushing waters thrilled the ears with the sweetness of an old familiar song.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Thy gushing tears in torrents flow,Thy bosom pants in wild affright!The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
Mrs. Carlson struggled to her knees at the sound of it, lifting her moaning cry again at the sight of his gushing blood.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek | George W. Ogden
I felt the tears gushing into my eyes, and hastily rising, I left the room.Ernest Linwood | Caroline Lee Hentz
As the blood came gushing forth, staining her white armour red, she uttered a little cry and her lips grew pale.A Heroine of France | Evelyn Everett-Green