shush
transitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1925 to urge to be quiet ; hushshush noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shush — [ʃuʃ] v [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: shh] 1.) shush! spoken used to tell someone, especially a child, to be quiet = ↑shh ▪ Shush! said Jerry. Not so loud. 2.) [T] to tell someone to be very quiet, especially by putting your fingers against your lips …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shush — [shush] interj. [echoic] hush; be quiet vt. to say “shush” to; tell (another) to be quiet; hush …   English World dictionary

  • Shush — may be: *the Persian name of ancient Susa **Shush County, Iran **a Tehran metro station * S.H.U.S.H., the fictional peace keeping organizationee also*Shushtar …   Wikipedia

  • shush — (v.) 1905, imitative of the command to be quiet …   Etymology dictionary

  • shush — [[t]ʃ ʊʃ, ʃʌ̱ʃ[/t]] shushes, shushing, shushed 1) CONVENTION You say shush when you are telling someone to be quiet. Shush! Here he comes. I ll talk to you later. 2) VERB If you shush someone, you tell them to be quiet by saying shush or sh , or… …   English dictionary

  • shush — verb 1 shush! spoken used to tell someone, especially a child, to be quiet: “Shush!” said Jerry. “Not so loud.” 2 (T) to tell someone to be very quiet, especially by putting your fingers against your lips or by saying shush : He started to cry… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shush — shush1 [ ʃuʃ ] interjection used for telling someone, especially a child, to be quiet. This word is often used instead of a stronger word such as shut up. shush shush 2 [ ʃuʃ ] verb transitive to tell someone to be quiet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shush — I UK [ʃʊʃ] / US interjection used for telling someone, especially a child, to be quiet. This word is often used instead of a stronger word such as shut up. II UK [ʃʊʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms shush : present tense I/you/we/they shush… …   English dictionary

  • Shush — 32° 11′ 21″ N 48° 15′ 28″ E / 32.18922, 48.25778 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shush — shusher, n. /shush/, interj. 1. hush (used as a command to be quiet or silent). v.t. 2. to order (someone or something) to be silent; hush. [1920 25; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

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