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gush

[guhsh] /gʌʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement:
Water gushed from the broken pipe.
2.
to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively:
She gushed with pride over her new grandchild.
3.
to have a sudden, copious flow, as of blood or tears.
verb (used with object)
4.
to emit suddenly, forcibly, or copiously.
noun
5.
a sudden, copious outflow of a fluid.
6.
the fluid emitted.
7.
effusive and often insincere language or behavior.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; probably phonesthemic in orig.; see gust1, rush1
Related forms
gushingly, adverb
outgush, verb (used with object)
ungushing, adjective
Synonyms
1. pour, stream, flood. See flow. 4. spurt.
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gush

/ɡʌʃ/
verb
1.
to pour out or cause to pour out suddenly and profusely, usually with a rushing sound
2.
to act or utter in an overeffusive, affected, or sentimental manner
noun
3.
a sudden copious flow or emission, esp of liquid
4.
something that flows out or is emitted
5.
an extravagant and insincere expression of admiration, sentiment, etc
Derived Forms
gushing, adjective
gushingly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Old Norse gjósa, Icelandic gusa
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Word Origin and History for outgush

gush

v.

12c., gosshien "make noises in the stomach," later (c.1400) "rush out suddenly, pour out," probably formed imitativeally in English under influence of Old Norse gusa "to gush, spurt," related to geyser. Metaphoric sense of "speak in an effusive manner" first recorded 1873. Related: Gushed; gushing. The noun is 1680s, from the verb.

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