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mush

noun [U] uk   /mʌʃ/ us  

mush noun [U] (SOFT SUBSTANCE)

informal any unpleasant thick soft substance, such as food that has been cooked for too long: If you overcook the cabbage it'll turn to mush. informal If you say your brain has turned to mush, it means you cannot think clearly.

mush noun [U] (BOOK/ FILM)

informal If you describe something such as a book or film as mush, you mean that it is too emotional: The movie was just romantic mush.
Translations of “mush”
in Spanish papilla, pasta…
in French bouillie…
in German der Brei…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物質, 爛糊食物, 糊狀的東西…
in Russian кашица…
in Turkish lapa, pelte, çok pişmiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物质, 烂糊食物, 糊状的东西…
in Polish papka…
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