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"shush" in British English

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shushexclamation

uk   us   /ʃʊʃ/ informal
used to ​tell someone to be ​quiet: Shush! I ​want to ​listen to the ​news.

shushverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ʃʊʃ/ informal
to (​cause to) ​stoptalking or making a ​noise: I ​wish you ​kids would shush and ​let me ​read the ​paper in ​peace. He ​tried to shush the ​children.
(Definition of shush from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shush" in American English

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shushexclamation

 us   /ʃʌʃ, ʃʊʃ/ infml
used to ​tell someone to be ​quiet: Shush! You’re too ​loud.
shush
verb [T]  us   /ʃʌʃ, ʃʊʃ/
infml Marge put a ​finger to her ​lips to shush us.
(Definition of shush from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shush”
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘘(要某人安静)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 噓(要某人保持安靜)…
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