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GUSH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gush mean? 

GUSH (noun)
  The noun GUSH has 2 senses:

1. a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
2. an unrestrained expression of emotion

  Familiarity information: GUSH used as a noun is rare.


GUSH (verb)
  The verb GUSH has 3 senses:

1. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
2. praise enthusiastically
3. issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

  Familiarity information: GUSH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUSH (noun)


Sense 1gush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden rapid flow (as of water)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

gush; outpouring; flush

Context examples:

he heard the flush of a toilet / there was a little gush of blood / she attacked him with an outpouring of words

Hypernyms ("gush" is a kind of...):

flow; flowing (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gush"):

springtide (a swelling rush of anything)


Sense 2gush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unrestrained expression of emotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ebullition; effusion; outburst; blowup; gush

Hypernyms ("gush" is a kind of...):

expression; manifestation; reflection; reflexion (expression without words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gush"):

acting out (a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult)

cry (a fit of weeping)

explosion (a sudden outburst)

flare (a sudden outburst of emotion)


GUSH (verb)


Sense 1gush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

gush; spirt; spout; spurt

Context example:

water gushed forth

Hypernyms (to "gush" is one way to...):

pour (flow in a spurt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gush"):

pump (flow intermittently)

blow (spout moist air from the blowhole)

whoosh (gush or squirt out)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2gush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Praise enthusiastically

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

gush; rave

Context example:

She raved about that new restaurant

Hypernyms (to "gush" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue gush over the results of the experiment


Sense 3gush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

jet; gush

Context examples:

Water jetted forth / flames were jetting out of the building

Hypernyms (to "gush" is one way to...):

course; feed; flow; run (move along, of liquids)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


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