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Definition of bush noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a plant that grows thickly with several hard stems coming up from the root a rose bush holly bushes compare tree
  2. 2[countable] a thing that looks like a bush, especially an area of thick hair or fur
  3. 3the bush [uncountable] an area of wild land that has not been cleared, especially in Africa and Australia
  4. Idioms
    beat around the bush
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    to talk about something for a long time without coming to the main point Stop beating about the bush and tell me what you want.
    a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (saying)
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    it is better to keep something that you already have than to risk losing it by trying to get much more
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bush