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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gushing  \Gush"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Rushing  forth  with  violence,  as  a  fluid;  flowing 
  copiously;  as  gushing  waters.  ``Gushing  blood.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Emitting  copiously,  as  tears  or  words  weakly  and 
  unreservedly  demonstrative  in  matters  of  affection; 
  sentimental.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gushing 
  adj  1:  flowing  profusely;  "a  gushing  hydrant";  "pouring  flood 
  waters"  [syn:  {pouring}] 
  2:  uttered  with  unrestrained  enthusiasm;  "a  novel  told  in 
  burbly  panting  tones"  [syn:  {burbling},  {burbly},  {effusive}] 
  3:  extravagantly  demonstrative;  "insincere  and  effusive 
  demonstrations  of  sentimental  friendship";  "a  large 
  gushing  female";  "write  unrestrained  and  gushy  poetry" 
  [syn:  {effusive},  {emotional},  {gushing(a)},  {gushy}] 




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