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English noun: gush

1. gush (event) a sudden rapid flow (as of water)

SamplesHe heard the flush of a toilet.
There was a little gush of blood.
She attacked him with an outpouring of words.

Synonymsflush, outpouring

Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing

Narrower (hyponym)springtide

2. gush (communication) an unrestrained expression of emotion

Synonymsblowup, ebullition, effusion, outburst

Broader (hypernym)expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion

Narrower (hyponym)acting out, cry, explosion, flare

English verb: gush

1. gush (motion) gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

SamplesWater gushed forth.

Synonymsspirt, spout, spurt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)pour

Narrower (hyponym)blow, pump, whoosh

2. gush (communication) praise enthusiastically

SamplesShe raved about that new restaurant.

ExamplesSam and Sue gush over the results of the experiment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)praise

3. gush (contact) issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

SamplesWater jetted forth.
Flames were jetting out of the building.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

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