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Definition of "hush" []

  • To make silent or quiet. (verb-transitive)
  • To calm; soothe. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up: tried to hush up the damaging details. (verb-transitive)
  • To be or become silent or still. (verb-intransitive)
  • A silence or stillness, especially after noise. (noun)
  • To make or become silent; quieten (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 soothe or be soothed (verb)
  • Stillness; silence (noun)
  • An act of hushing (noun)
  • A plea or demand for silence (exclamation)

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Use "hush" in a sentence
  • "If we get a really good title out, then expect me to reward the contributor (s) with a very special gift. * hush hush*"
  • "Plus shocking allegations from Nicole Brown ` s sister that the families were offered what she called hush money."
  • "O.J. outrage, tonight an unbelievable new twist, shocking allegations from Nicole Brown ` s sister that the families were offered what she calls hush money from the people who put together Simpson ` s offensive confession TV special and book."