hushed-up
hushed-up hushed-up adj. kept secret; -- used of reports; as, hushed-up stories sometimes leak out. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • hushed up — not talked about, keep a secret    In the 1950s, if a teen age girl got pregnant, it was hushed up …   English idioms

  • hushed-up — adjective (used of information or news) kept secret by using influence hushed up stories sometimes leak out • Similar to: ↑suppressed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hushed — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hushed it up — kept it from being talked about …   English contemporary 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

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hush something 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 (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 — verb a) To become quiet; to cease making sounds. They hushed up that it was a suicide to prevent bad publicity. b) To keep secret, to prevent from becoming known. Syn: hush, hush down, quiet down …   Wiktionary

  • hush something up — ˌhush sthˈup derived to hide information about a situation because you do not want people to know about it • He claimed that the whole affair had been hushed up by the council. Main entry: ↑hushderived …   Useful english dictionary

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