- 1[countable] a plant that grows thickly with several hard stems coming up from the root a rose bush holly bushes compare tree
- 2[countable] a thing that looks like a bush, especially an area of thick hair or fur
- 3 the bush [uncountable] an area of wild land that has not been cleared, especially in Africa and Australia Idioms
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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.
beat around the bushjump to other results
it is better to keep something that you already have than to risk losing it by trying to get much more
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (saying)jump to other results