Gush Gush (g[u^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gushed} (g[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gushing}.] [OE. guschen, cf. Icel. gusa and gjsa, also D. gucsen; perh. akin to AS. ge['o]tan to pour, G. giessen, Goth. giutan, E. gut. Cf. {Found} to cast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously. [1913 Webster]

He smote the rock that the waters gushed out. --Ps ixxviii 20. [1913 Webster]

A sea of blood gushed from the gaping wound. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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