Gush

Definition of Gush

Pronunciation: gŭsh
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Gushed (gŭsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Gushing.]
1.To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.
He smote the rock that the waters gushed out.
- Ps ixxviii 20.
A sea of blood gushed from the gaping wound.
- Spenser.
2.To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
v. t.1.A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird.
The gush of springs,
An fall of lofty foundains.
- Byron.
2.A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.

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