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"shush" in British English

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shushexclamation

uk   /ʃʊʃ/  us   /ʃʊʃ/ informal

shushverb [I or T]

uk   /ʃʊʃ/  us   /ʃʊʃ/ informal
to (cause to) stop talking 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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