There are 3 definitions of mush in English:

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Pronunciation: /mʌʃ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 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 mush
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    pap, pulp, slop, paste, purée, slush, swill, mash, pomace
    informal gloop, goo, gook
    North American informal glop
  • 3North American Thick maize porridge.
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    • 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

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  • Reduce (a substance) to a soft, wet, pulpy mass: a cake combining layers of mushed prune and pastry
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    • 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.

Origin

late 17th century (in sense 3 of the noun): apparently a variant of mash.

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There are 3 definitions of mush in English:

mush2

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Pronunciation: /mʌʃ
 
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verb

[no object]
  • 1Go on a journey across snow with a dog sled: they got into the sleigh and mushed over the ice and snow
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    • 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 Aklavik
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    • 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.

exclamation

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  • A command urging on dogs pulling a sled during a journey across snow.

noun

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  • A journey across snow with a dog sled: a twelve-day mush for men and dogs over the frozen subarctic prairie
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    • Some families play Monopoly, others watch TV - but one 17 year old and her family mush together.

Origin

mid 19th century: probably an alteration of French marchez! or marchons!, imperatives of marcher 'to advance'.

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mush3

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Pronunciation: /mʊʃ
 
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noun

British informal
  • 1A person’s mouth or face.
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    • 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.
  • 2Used as a form of address: what you doing round here, mush?

Origin

mid 19th century: probably from Romany, 'man'.

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