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English verb: hush up

1. hush up (perception) cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error


SamplesLet's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin.
She tried to gloss over her mistakes.


Synonymsgloss over, sleek over, whitewash


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


Broader (hypernym)cover, cover up

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


SamplesPlease silence the children in the church!.


Synonymshush, 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









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