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Definition of hush verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hush
    he / she / it hushes
    past simple hushed
    -ing form hushing
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  1. 1[intransitive] (used especially in orders) to be quiet; to stop talking or crying Hush now and try to sleep.
  2. 2[transitive] hush somebody/something to make someone or something become quieter; to make someone stop talking, crying, etc.
  3. Phrasal Verbshush somethingup
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