Definition of "slush" [slush]

  • Partially melted snow or ice. (noun)
  • Soft mud; slop; mire. (noun)
  • Nautical Grease or fat discarded from a ship's galley. (noun)
  • A greasy compound used as a lubricant for machinery. (noun)
  • Maudlin speech or writing; sentimental drivel. (noun)

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Use "slush" in a sentence
  • "And then I was thinking to myself that it was a good job that we had the stern, manly feeling to comfort us of our hard work being our duty, when I heard the _slush, slush, slush, slush_, sound of feet coming along the trenches, and then my sergeant said:"
  • ""Having had some time to think about it, the caller and I shouldn't have used the term slush fund; that was incorrect," Angle said."
  • "Now the dirty tactics must be financed through dirty money in what I call a slush fund and what I predict the law will call"