Hush meaning

hŭsh
Silent; quiet.
adjective
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To be or become silent or still.
verb
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A mining method using water.
noun
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A silence or stillness, especially after noise.
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To stop from making noise; make quiet or silent.
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To soothe; calm; lull.
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To stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent.
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(archaic) Silent; hushed.
adjective
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Absence of noise or a cessation of noise; quiet; silence.
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Be silent.
interjection
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(intransitive) To become quiet.
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To make quiet.
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To appease; to allay; to soothe.
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A silence, especially after some noise.

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To make silent or quiet.
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To calm; soothe.
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To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up .

Tried to hush up the damaging details.

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hush up
  • to keep quiet
  • to keep from being told; suppress the report or discussion of
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hush

  • Probably back-formation from Middle English husht silent of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation of obsolete Middle English husht (“silent, hushed”), a past participle, from the interjection husht (“quiet!”).

    From Wiktionary