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Definition of "gush" []

  • To flow forth suddenly in great volume: water gushing from a hydrant. (verb-intransitive)
  • To emit a sudden and abundant flow, as of tears. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make an excessive display of sentiment or enthusiasm: gushed over the baby. (verb-intransitive)
  • To emit abundantly; pour forth. (verb-transitive)
  • A sudden copious outflow: a gush of tears. (noun)
  • To pour out or cause to pour out suddenly and profusely, usually with a rushing sound (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To act or utter in an overeffusive, affected, or sentimental manner (verb)
  • A sudden copious flow or emission, esp of liquid (noun)
  • Something that flows out or is emitted (noun)
  • An extravagant and insincere expression of admiration, sentiment, etc (noun)

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Use "gush" in a sentence
  • "For a Hollywood horror film, that is quite a feat when the weird seems to gush from the wounds of multi-million dollar projects that often strive for shock over true substance or coherency."
  • "Expect the toilet to back up (surge and gush is more likely), and someone you know will get typhus."
  • "They are part of the world of poison, and of language as poison, the gush from a traumatic wound in the symbolic order which"