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gush


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gush  \Gush\,  v.  t. 
  1.  A  sudden  and  violent  issue  of  a  fluid  from  an  inclosed 
  plase;  an  emission  of  a  liquid  in  a  large  quantity,  and 
  with  force;  the  fluid  thus  emitted;  a  rapid  outpouring  of 
  anything  as  a  gush  of  song  from  a  bird. 
 
  The  gush  of  springs,  An  fall  of  lofty  foundains 
  --Byron. 
 
  2.  A  sentimental  exhibition  of  affection  or  enthusiasm,  etc.; 
  effusive  display  of  sentiment.  [Collog.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gush  \Gush\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gushed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gushing}.]  [OE.  guschen  cf  Icel.  gusa  and  gjsa,  also  D. 
  gucsen  perh.  akin  to  AS  ge['o]tan  to  pour,  G.  giessen 
  Goth.  giutan  E.  gut.  Cf  {Found}  to  cast.] 
  1.  To  issue  with  violence  and  rapidity,  as  a  fluid;  to  rush 
  forth  as  a  fluid  from  confinement;  to  flow  copiously. 
 
  He  smote  the  rock  that  the  waters  gushed  out  --Ps 
  ixxviii  20. 
 
  A  sea  of  blood  gushed  from  the  gaping  wound. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  sentimental  or  untimely  exhibition  of  affection; 
  to  display  enthusiasm  in  a  silly,  demonstrative  manner. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gush 
  n  1:  a  sudden  rapid  flow  (as  of  water);  "he  heard  the  flush  of  a 
  toilet";  "there  was  a  little  gush  of  blood";  "she 
  attacked  him  with  an  outpouring  of  words"  [syn:  {flush}, 
  {outpouring}] 
  2:  an  unrestrained  expression  of  emotion  [syn:  {effusion},  {outburst}] 
  v  1:  gush  forth  in  a  sudden  stream  or  jet  of  liquids  [syn:  {spurt}, 
  {spirt},  {spout}] 
  2:  praise  enthusiastically;  "She  raved  about  that  new 
  restaurant"  [syn:  {rave}] 
  3:  issue  in  a  jet;  come  out  in  a  jet;  stream  or  spring  forth; 
  "Water  jetted  forth";  "flames  were  jetting  out  of  the 
  building"  [syn:  {jet}] 




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