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. geotan 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.]

 

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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.]

 

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