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slush

[ sluhsh ]

noun

  1. partly melted snow.
  2. liquid mud; watery mire.
  3. waste, as fat, grease, or other refuse, from the galley of a ship.
  4. a mixture of grease and other materials for lubricating.
  5. silly, sentimental, or weakly emotional talk or writing:

    romantic slush.



verb (used with object)

  1. to splash with slush.
  2. to grease, polish, or cover with slush.
  3. to fill or cover with mortar or cement.
  4. to wash with a large quantity of water, as by dashing it on.

slush

/ slʌʃ /

noun

  1. any watery muddy substance, esp melting snow
  2. informal.
    sloppily sentimental language
  3. nautical waste fat from the galley of a ship


verb

  1. introften foll byalong to make one's way through or as if through slush
  2. intr to make a slushing sound
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Word History and Origins

Origin of slush1

1635–45; apparently cognate with Norwegian slusk slops, Swedish slask mud, slops
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Word History and Origins

Origin of slush1

C17: related to Danish slus sleet, Norwegian slusk slops; see sludge , slosh
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Example Sentences

After a good soak, researchers can pour the resulting slush through a series of ever-smaller screens, like panhandlers searching for gold.

The night before, we forgot to divert our flood-irrigation system, turning the meadow into a soup of sticky slush.

Through the snow and slush, the Mustang was stable, but the rear-wheel bias showed in periodic tail-wags.

“If you must drive SLOW DOWN,” Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer tweeted, noting the snow, slush and some ice on county roads in temperatures near 32 degrees.

If you wait too long, you might run into issues like heavier snow, melted slush, and refrozen ice.

Scalise spoke about taxes and government slush funds for a mere 15 minutes, Knight said.

The complaint further alleges that Glock had a personal slush fund that he used to “cavort with women around the world.”

Again it appears that the governor was using Sandy aid as a political slush fund.

Take Richard Nixon, who as a senator in the early 1950s, was aided by a donor-funded campaign slush fund.

It is the freshest evidence that hyperpartisan super-PAC slush funds are now a core part of the permanent campaign.

The slush fairly smothered or blanketed the shell but I was wetted through and was stung up properly with small gravel.

When the toil was over Jim Billings went below with his mates, and their dripping clothes soon covered the cabin floor with slush.

Lamont turned suddenly, with the horror of feeling the cold slush of the knife in his back, and dropped to his knees.

Snow fell all the way down to Gnatong, where there were already a couple of inches of slush.

The surface was turning to slush, but he knew it would wear down into a slippery mass on which the logs would run.

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