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

 

shush

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃʊʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʊʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shush
BrE BrE//ʃʊʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʊʃ//
 
he / she / it shushes
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊʃɪz//
 
past simple shushed
BrE BrE//ʃʊʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʊʃt//
 
past participle shushed
BrE BrE//ʃʊʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃʊʃt//
 
-ing form shushing
BrE BrE//ˈʃʊʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʊʃɪŋ//
 
 
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shush somebody to tell somebody to be quiet, especially by saying shush, or by putting your finger against your lips Lyn shushed the children. Word Origin1920s: imitative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shush

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