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gush

verb uk   us   /ɡʌʃ/

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.

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.

gush

noun [S] uk   us   /ɡʌʃ/

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.

gush noun [S] (EXPRESSION)

a sudden strong and positive feeling, or an expression of positive feeling, usually so strong it does not sound sincere
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