Definition of slush in English:


Syllabification: slush
Pronunciation: /sləSH


1Partially melted snow or ice: the snow was turning into brown slush in the gutters
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
melting snow, wet snow, mush, sludge
2 informal Excessive sentiment: the slush of Hollywood’s romantic fifties films
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  • 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 galley
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  • 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.

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