Hushing
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]


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