- 1Partially melted snow or ice: the snow was turning into brown slush in the guttersMore example sentences
- Indeed, consider how many drivers on our roads today have any experience of driving in snow, slush and frost?
- There are times an aircraft and crew will get stuck at a location because the snow and ice become slush, making take-off impossible.
- I had never ventured to the south, so that is the way most of us went, trudging through the snow and slush on the ground.
- 1.1Watery mud.More example sentences
melting snow, wet snow; muck, mush, mud, sludge
- And then I thought, ‘Oh great, spring, I remember, that's when they replace the piles of slush with piles of mud and it's a big rainy mess.’
- Life is still much the same: a constant battle against the elements, as wind and sleeting rain batter the coal-mining land to black slush and mud.
- Rubble and slush from potholes and mud dumped recklessly by the cable companies and various civic agencies have only added to citizens' woes.
- 2 • informal Excessive sentiment: the slush of Hollywood’s romantic fifties filmsMore example sentences
sentimentality, mawkishness, over-sentimentality, emotionalism, overemotionalism, sentimentalism, banality, triteness; British tweeness• informal schmaltz, mush, sob stuff, slushiness, sloppiness, slop, goo, corn, corniness, hokum, cheeseBritish • informal soppiness
- And he is more than matched by Williams's calculated turn as the cold-hearted killer, in a role which marks a welcome break away from the sentimental slush of recent projects.
- People who think that this ending is purely sentimental slush should give it another try.
- Yes, the holiday season is here complete with kiddie fodder that is virtually unwatchable for anyone over the age of 10 and mawkish slush about the joy of the family.
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- Make a squelching or splashing sound: there was water slushing around in the galleyMore example sentences
- Kris slushed through the puddles of water, icy wind stinging her eyes.
- We slushed along the lake and made camp below it.
- The river slushed by with a beautiful white noise and the birds tweedle-dee-deed.
mid 17th century: probably imitative; compare with slosh.