from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To flow forth suddenly in great volume: water gushing from a hydrant.
- intransitive v. To emit a sudden and abundant flow, as of tears.
- intransitive v. To make an excessive display of sentiment or enthusiasm: gushed over the baby.
- transitive v. To emit abundantly; pour forth.
- n. A sudden copious outflow: a gush of tears.
- n. Excessively demonstrative language or behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden rapid outflow.
- v. To flow forth suddenly, in great volume.
- v. To make an excessive display of enthusiasm or sentiment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.
- intransitive v. To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
- transitive v. A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything.
- transitive v. A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To issue with force and volume, as a fluid from confinement; flow suddenly or copiously; come pouring out, as water from a spring or blood from a wound.
- Hence To speak effusively or from a sudden emotional impulse; be extravagantly and effusively sentimental.
- To emit suddenly, forcibly, or copiously.
- n. A sudden and violent emission of a fluid from confinement; outpouring of or as of a liquid.
- n. Effusive display of sentiment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth
- v. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
- n. a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
- v. praise enthusiastically
- n. an unrestrained expression of emotion
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Their gush was a trifle nauseating; their mean worship of money gave one a shiver, and the relish with which they described their hero's exploits would have been comic were it not for the before-mentioned nausea.
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And the same tendency to "gush" is here again apparent.
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