I. verb Etymology: Middle English guschen Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to issue copiously or violently 2. to emit a sudden copious flow 3. to make an effusive display of affection or enthusiasm <
an aunt gushing over the baby
transitive verb 1. to emit in a copious free flow 2. to say or write effusively • gushingly adverb II. noun Date: circa 1682 1. a. a sudden outpouring b. something emitted in a gushing forth 2. an effusive display or outpouring

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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