To hush up
Hush Hush (h[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hushed} (h[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hushing}.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch quick, make haste, be silent.] 1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of. [1913 Webster]

My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe. [1913 Webster]

With thou, then, Hush my cares? --Otway. [1913 Webster]

And hush'd my deepest grief of all. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To hush up}, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to keep secret. ``This matter is hushed up.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hush up — {v.} 1. To keep news of (something) from getting out; prevent people from knowing about. * /It isn t always easy to hush up a scandal./ 2. {informal} To be or make quiet; stop talking, crying, or making some other noise. Often used as a command.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hush up — {v.} 1. To keep news of (something) from getting out; prevent people from knowing about. * /It isn t always easy to hush up a scandal./ 2. {informal} To be or make quiet; stop talking, crying, or making some other noise. Often used as a command.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hush up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone hushes something up, they prevent other people from knowing about it. [V n P] The scandal has been discussed by the politburo, although the authorities have tried to hush it up... [V P n (not pron)] The Ministry… …   English dictionary

  • hush\ up — v 1. To keep news of (smth) from getting out; prevent people from knowing about. It isn t always easy to hush up a scandal. 2. informal To be or make quiet; stop talking, crying, or making some other noise. Often used as a command. Hush up,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hush up — 1) keep news of something from getting out, prevent people from knowing about something The government tried to hush up the bad economic figures but the news media soon discovered the facts. 2) be or make quiet, stop talking/crying/making noise… …   Idioms and examples

  • hush up — management took steps to hush up the dangers Syn: keep secret, conceal, hide, suppress, cover up, keep quiet about; obscure, veil, sweep under the carpet; informal sit on, keep under one s hat …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hush up — hush (something) up to not let something become known. She could have died ten years ago, and the news was hushed up. They made a great effort to hush things up and maintain order …   New idioms dictionary

  • hush up — hush (someone) up to not let someone talk about something. She knew about the defects, and company officials tried to hush her up …   New idioms dictionary

  • hush up — verb 1. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error Let s not whitewash the crimes of Stalin She tried to gloss over her mistakes • Syn: ↑whitewash, ↑gloss over, ↑sleek over • Derivationally related forms: ↑whitewash …   Useful english dictionary

  • hush up — phrasal verb Word forms hush up : present tense I/you/we/they hush up he/she/it hushes up present participle hushing up past tense hushed up past participle hushed up 1) [transitive] if someone in authority hushes something up, they try to… …   English dictionary

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