verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of gush
Examples from the Web for gushing
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.
The media are gushing over Bill Clinton after being mesmerized by Michelle Obama.
All the while fielding interview after interview from a gushing American public.Lynn Sherr: Sally Ride’s Heroic and Trailblazing Life as an Astronaut|Lynn Sherr|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Among followers he and his assistant minister are spoken of in gushing terms.
Better be shy and cold than demonstrative and gushing, like Maude.Gretchen|Mary J. Holmes
Near the village there exists a cave named Lepelole; it is an interesting evidence of the former existence of a gushing fountain.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
He knelt beside a soldier as he spoke, and tried to change his position so he could tie up a gushing wound.Shelled by an Unseen Foe|James Fiske
All the readers of this article have in some sweet and gushing hour of their lives played the role of Magnanimous-Incident hero.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Blood was gushing from his nose, and he tried to stanch it on the sleeve of his jacket.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
Word Origin for gush
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.