Definitions of gush

  1. a sudden rapid flow ( as of water); " he heard the flush of a toilet"; " there was a little gush of blood"; " she attacked him with an outpouring of words"
  2. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet of liquids
  3. praise enthusiastically; " She raved about that new restaurant"
  4. issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; " Water jetted forth"; " flames were jetting out of the building"
  5. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; " water gushed forth"
  6. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.
  7. To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
  8. 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; as, a gush of song from a bird.
  9. A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.
  10. A sudden and violent flow of a liquid from an inclosed space; colloquially, a great display of sentiment.
  11. To issue with violence; flow abundantly; colloquially, to display affection and enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
  12. That which flows out: a violent issue of a fluid.
  14. A sudden flow.
  15. To flow out violently or copiously.
  16. To pour forth or flow out freely; make an extravagant display of affection or sentiment.
  17. A sudden outpouring of fluid; an extravagant display of sentiment.
  18. Gushing.
  19. A violent and copions issue of a fluid from an inclosed place; the fluid thus emitted; an outburst.
  20. To emit in copious effusion.
  21. To issue with violence, as a fluid; to flow copiously.
  22. A sudden and violent flowing out of a liquid from an enclosed place; a sudden flow.
  23. To rush as a fluid from confinement; to issue with force and rapidity.

Usage examples for gush

  1. A gush of tenderness flowed through his heart for her. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  2. A gush of rain swept the pavement, along which some women flew, holding down their skirts with both hands. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  3. The still small voice was drowned in a gush of passion. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  4. Jackson himself unhesitatingly pulled it through, a gush of blood following on either side the shoulder. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  5. X. Our stomachs we had just prepared To vest a small amount in; When, gush! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  6. Next he thought that the word must have come from his own heart, answering a sudden gush of warmth and happiness that set his whole body glowing. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  7. You see that's one of the things I'd been dreading- her ignorance- her indifference; but I dreaded more that she might gush and say, 'Oh, how pretty! – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  8. One only, Jung Sin, nearer than the rest, leaped for the window and escaped the first gush of flame. – When the Sleepers Woke by Arthur Leo Zagat
  9. I sometimes think if an abundant gush of happiness came on me, I could revive yet. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  10. Mr. Laurie and Mr. Fleetwood came running up from the room below, and arrived in time to see a gush of blood from the nose of Martha, as her mother raised her from the floor. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  11. When I thought of my friends, of the mild voice of De Lacey, the gentle eyes of Agatha, and the exquisite beauty of the Arabian, these thoughts vanished and a gush of tears somewhat soothed me. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  12. An involuntary gush of tears came at this appeal; they were not suffered to overflow. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  13. All the year was before him; there were new men to fill the places of those who fell; blood might gush in torrents, but the end was worth the cost. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  14. Pressed as it is within narrow bounds, it seems to gush with other motive power than merely gravity. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  15. And he laughed louder than was necessary, for, as it suddenly dawned upon him that he did not in the least recall to her mind the grimy little Bludston boy, the cold hand of fear was dissolved in a warm gush of exultation. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  16. And she flung herself into his arms, giving way, as she did so, to a gush of joyful tears. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  17. Inspiring- divine Is the gush of bright wine; 'Tis the life, 'tis the breath of the soul, 'Tis the- the- Odds! – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  18. Wingfold had no time to accuse anyone after the first gush of bitterness. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  19. Now it rose with a slow gush in the trees. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald