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English definition of “hush sth up”

hush sth up

disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with hush   /hʌʃ/ us  
to try to prevent people from discovering particular facts: There was some financial scandal involving one of the ministers but it was all hushed up.Secrecy and privacy
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