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gush

gush

 
pronunciation:
guhsh
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gushed, gushes, gushing
definition 1: to flood out abundantly and with considerable force, as a liquid being released from compression; spurt.
Water gushed from the open fire hydrant.
synonyms:
flood, jet, spout, spurt
antonyms:
trickle
similar words:
belch, erupt, flow, flush, issue, overflow, pour, run, rush, squirt, stream, surge, swell, vent, well
definition 2: to speak in an exaggeratedly emotional or enthusiastic manner.
"I love all of your movies!" she gushed when introduced to the director.
synonyms:
emote, sentimentalize
similar words:
bubble over, effervesce
definition 3: to experience a sudden, abundant, or violent outpouring, as of tears.
synonyms:
flood
similar words:
burst, flow, overflow, stream, surge, swell
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to emit in a sudden or abundant outflow; spurt.
The deep wound gushed blood.
synonyms:
flood, jet, spout, spurt
antonyms:
trickle
similar words:
erupt, overflow, pour, squirt, stream, vent, well
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an abrupt, abundant, or forceful outflow.
synonyms:
flood, jet, spout, spurt
antonyms:
trickle
similar words:
effusion, flow, flush, overflow, pour, stream, surge, swell, torrent
definition 2: a fluid emitted in a gush.
synonyms:
jet, spout, spurt
similar words:
effusion, flow, overflow, pour, stream, swell, torrent
definition 3: an exaggerated display of unreserved emotional or sentimental language.
similar words:
ebullition, effusion, flush, mush
derivation: gushingly (adv.)
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