- The definition of a gush is a sudden overflow, whether emotional or physical.
An example of a gush is an outburst of water from a pipe.
- Gush is defined as to suddenly and plentifully flow, or to express a lot of feeling.
An example of gush is for blood to pour out of a wound.
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- to flow out suddenly and plentifully; pour out; spout
- to have a sudden, plentiful flow of blood, tears, etc.
- to express oneself with exaggerated enthusiasm or feeling; talk or write effusively
Origin: Middle English guschen, probably akin to Old Norse gjosa, to gush and amp; gustr, gust
- a sudden, plentiful outflow
- gushing talk or writing
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verb gushed, gush·ing, gush·es verb, intransitive
- To flow forth suddenly in great volume: water gushing from a hydrant.
- To emit a sudden and abundant flow, as of tears.
- To make an excessive display of sentiment or enthusiasm: gushed over the baby.
- A sudden copious outflow: a gush of tears.
- Excessively demonstrative language or behavior.
Origin: Middle English gushen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.