verb (used with object)
- shunting engine,
- shut down,
- shut off,
- shut one's eyes to
Origin of shush
Examples from the Web for shush
Naomi gripped the bar, glancing back and forth between her hands and making “shush” noises to focus.
When Barack Obama tried to shush "loose talk of war," he got as much traction as a vicar giving a sermon during a soccer riot.
I listened, and sure enough I heard the shush, shush of something moving in the dead leaves and dry grass a little distance away.
Being at a little distance from her, Bert had no chance to shush her outspoken comments.Big Pill|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Navel tried to shush him, embarrassed, but he doggedly went on.Conquest Over Time|Michael Shaara
The orderly stopped pushing his chair and the nurse rushed forward to shush them sternly, but it barely dampened the calls.Makers|Cory Doctorow
I was just about to say he could when again that shush, shush!
Word Origin for shush
1921, imitative of the command to be quiet (1904), an expansion of sh. Related: Shushed; shushing.