- 1[intransitive] gush out of/from/into something | gush out/in to flow or pour suddenly and quickly out of a hole in large amounts blood gushing from a wound Water gushed out of the pipe.
- 2[transitive] gush something (of a container/vehicle etc.) to suddenly let out large amounts of a liquid The tanker was gushing oil. (figurative) She absolutely gushed enthusiasm.
- 3[transitive, intransitive] (+ speech) (disapproving) to express so much praise or emotion about somebody/something that it does not seem sincere ‘You are clever,’ she gushed. Word Origin late Middle English: probably imitative.
BrE BrE//ɡʌʃ//; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gush
BrE BrE//ɡʌʃ//; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌʃ//he / she / it gushes
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌʃɪz//past simple gushed
BrE BrE//ɡʌʃt//; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌʃt//past participle gushed
BrE BrE//ɡʌʃt//; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌʃt//-ing form gushing
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌʃɪŋ//