- 1A soft, wet, pulpy mass: red lentils cook quickly and soon turn to mush [in singular]: the flowers had been flattened into a sodden pink mushMore example sentences
- The chips were fine, but the deep-fried tube of pink mush was not an experience to be quickly repeated.
- I snapped the hard outer crust and observed a softer kernel consisting of unidentifiable mush with what looked like carrots and bean skins protruding from it.
- The last of the summer's flowers are mush, all the leaves have fallen off the maple and my chrysanthemums are looking a sorry sight.
- 2Feeble or cloying sentimentality: the film’s not just romantic mushMore example sentences
- And more importantly, he avoids turning all this into sentimental mush.
- The cards, covered in pastel colors and sentimental mush, were of the lovey-dovey variety.
- It's a sticky situation, alright: how do you make a funny, feel-good holiday movie that doesn't fall into the trap of turning into sentimental mush as soon as things start to get good?
- 3North American Thick maize porridge.More example sentences
- Maize is used to produce various sorts of porridge or cornmeal mush.
- He scooped up the sloppy bowl of thick mush that was mindlessly held out to him as he strode into the barracks.
- If you like polenta - that creamy, golden, northern Italian mush - then you have a choice of slow or fast polenta.
verb[with object] (usually as adjective mushed) Back to top
- Reduce (a substance) to a soft, wet, pulpy mass: a cake combining layers of mushed prune and pastryMore example sentences
- William took his tray and shoved her, mushing the pizza into her shirt.
- Well do you have noodles slowly being mushed between the keys of your keyboard as you type?
- I picked up a handful of snow from what was left on the bench and mushed it around in my hand idly.
- 1Go on a journey across snow with a dog sled: they got into the sleigh and mushed over the ice and snowMore example sentences
- The Iditarod consists of well-worn and easy-to-follow trails that local residents use throughout the year, mushing and snowmobiling from village to village.
- My goal this year was to finish with a healthy team and to have fun, (although one's idea of fun can be debatable when mushing and camping at - 50oC!).
- ‘That's kind of hot for mushing,’ he said, explaining that they will feed the dogs flavored ice chips to keep them cool.
- 1.1 [with object] Urge on (the dogs) during a journey with a dog sled: McDowell mushed a dog team the eighty miles to AklavikMore example sentences
- It's certainly great fun spending days mushing your own dog team.
- The following month, she learned to mush dogs, and fell in love with the practice.
- Even when mushing a husky dog sleigh team through the frozen deserts of Iceland she is inappropriately dressed in a thin body-hugging woollen outfit.
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- A journey across snow with a dog sled: a twelve-day mush for men and dogs over the frozen subarctic prairieMore example sentences
- Some families play Monopoly, others watch TV - but one 17 year old and her family mush together.
mid 19th century: probably an alteration of French marchez! or marchons!, imperatives of marcher 'to advance'.
nounBritish • informal
- 1A person’s mouth or face.More example sentences
- The story starts here with a slap in the mush from some unsympathetic magistrate.
- An infuriatingly overlong wait of 35 minutes was impatiently observed until your reviewer felt it necessary to tell the mush behind the bar to get the kitchen to get a move on.
- People are going to know who I am because I'm on telly and in magazines and have my big mush plastered about everywhere.
mid 19th century: probably from Romany, 'man'.