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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


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


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