Definition of gush verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gush

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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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 somebody/something that it does not seem sincere ‘You are clever,’ she gushed.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: probably imitative.
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