Definition of gush in English:
1 [with adverbial of direction] (Of a liquid) flow out in a rapid and plentiful stream, often suddenly: William watched the murky liquid gushing out figurative millions of dollars gushed out of that office
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- Water gushed out of the ruptured pavement and poured through people's front doors as families desperately used towels and carpets to stop the water creeping in.
- One can see nature at its best - greenery, farm animals and birds crossing the roads, farmers, harvested paddy being dried on the roads and water gushing out of pumpsets and a lot more.
- When I visit America, I see water gushing out of taps, left open while people chat.
1.1 [with object] Send out in a rapid and plentiful stream.
- Other complaints include a pipe gushing water for a year; no security lights and uneven paving.
- The trouble started last Wednesday when we got home to find the overflow pipe gushing water from the side of the house.
- A timed fountain gushes water in changing patterns; it looks almost as though the water were dancing.
2Speak or write with effusiveness or exaggerated enthusiasm: a nice old lady reporter who covers the art openings and gushes about everything
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- Still nobody opens the door to gush enthusiastically all over me about being their secret admirer and bringing them flowers.
- Curiously, the one show he won't gush enthusiastically about is his own funeral.
- On their website these groups gush with enthusiasm about turning Iraq into another Vietnam for the USA.
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1A rapid and plentiful stream or burst.
- He observed regular gushes of blood from a cut in the apex of the heart after ventricular contractions ceased but atrial contractions persisted.
- I lifted up my hand to fell my head to see if I was bleeding and I was amazed to see gushes of blood on the sidewalk and on my head.
- Yet in between these gushes sit tranquil pools which brim with icy, sweet-tasting mountain water.
2Exaggerated effusiveness or enthusiasm.
- All in all, it's a bit directionless - in a bid to have something for everyone they seem to have just trotted out a conservative selection of mid-market gush.
- Still, the sheer amount of luvvy gush is surprising.
- I'm too gushy in a country, in a city, where they hate gush.
late Middle English: probably imitative.
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