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gush

verb uk   /ɡʌʃ/ us  

gush verb (FLOW)

[I usually + adv/prep, T] to flow or send out quickly and in large amounts: Oil gushed (out) from the hole in the tanker. Blood was gushing from his nose. Her arm gushed blood where the knife had gone in.Movement of liquids

gush verb (EXPRESS)

[I or T] to express a positive feeling, especially praise, in such a strong way that it does not sound sincere: [+ speech] "You're just so talented!" she gushed.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing downExaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding

gush

noun [S] uk   /ɡʌʃ/ us  

gush noun [S] (FLOW)

a large amount of liquid or gas that flows quickly: Showers with pumps are more expensive, but they deliver a really powerful gush of water.Movement of liquids

gush noun [S] (EXPRESSION)

a sudden strong and positive feeling, or an expression of positive feeling, usually so strong it does not sound sincereToo much and unnecessary
(Definition of gush from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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