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- v. To strike or push violently; (of an animal) to strike with the horns; butt.
- v. To fall violently; dash down; move with violence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike or push violently.
- To fall violently; dash down; move with violence.
From Middle English dusshen, duschen, perhaps from Old English dwǣscan ("to put out, extinguish, destroy") (see adwesch). Cognate with Middle Low German duschen, German dialectal duschen ("to beat, butt"). Compare also West Frisian dúste ("to push, thrust, poke"), (Wiktionary)