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Definition of gush verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gush
    he / she / it gushes
    past simple gushed
    -ing form gushing
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  1. 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. 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. 3[transitive, intransitive] (+ speech) (disapproving) to express so much praise or emotion about someone or something that it does not seem sincere “You are just gorgeous,” she gushed. The critics gushed with admiration for the novel.
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