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English noun: hush

1. hush (attribute) (poetic) tranquil silence


SamplesThe still of the night.


Synonymsstill, stillness


Broader (hypernym)quiet, silence


Domain categorypoesy, poetry, verse


English verb: hush

1. hush (change) become quiet or still; fall silent


SamplesHush my baby!.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

2. hush (change) cause to be quiet or not talk


SamplesPlease silence the children in the church!.


Synonymshush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress


Narrower (hyponym)calm down, gag, lull, muzzle, shout down, shush


Causehush


Verb grouphush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten


Antonymslouden

3. hush (perception) become quiet or quieter


SamplesThe audience fell silent when the speaker entered.


Synonymspipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change intensity


Verb grouphush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still


Antonymslouden

4. hush (change) wash by removing particles


SamplesWash ores.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lave, wash


Domain categoryexcavation, mining

5. hush (change) run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)irrigate, water


Domain categoryexcavation, mining









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