(tr, adverb) to suppress information or rumours about
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
How to use hush up in a sentence
To hush up the affair he had started on a pilgrimage to Kang-rinpoche, but was caught and forbidden to return.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
A good round sum of money was also given him to hush up the matter.
That McIntyre would make no attempt to hush up the scandal was obvious.The Red Seal | Natalie Sumner Lincoln
The woman was buried privately the next night, and an effort was made to hush up the story.The History of Burke and Hare | George Mac Gregor
I understood from your report to Steinhauer that you were arranging that the Tsar should hush up the inquiry?The Minister of Evil | William Le Queux
Other Idioms and Phrases with hush up
Keep from public knowledge, suppress mention of. For example, They tried to hush up the damaging details. [First half of 1600s]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.