• A regular waterfall of tears came gushing from her eyes, flooding all around her
    A regular waterfall of tears came gushing from her eyes, flooding all around her
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gush praise enthusiastically "She raved about that new restaurant"
    • v gush issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth "Water jetted forth","flames were jetting out of the building"
    • v gush gush forth in a sudden stream or jet "water gushed forth"
    • n gush an unrestrained expression of emotion
    • n gush a sudden rapid flow (as of water) "he heard the flush of a toilet","there was a little gush of blood","she attacked him with an outpouring of words"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gush A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.
    • Gush A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird. "The gush of springs,
      An fall of lofty foundains."
    • Gush To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously. "He smote the rock that the waters gushed out.""A sea of blood gushed from the gaping wound."
    • Gush To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gush To issue with force and volume, as a fluid from confinement; flow suddenly or copiously; come pouring out, as water from a spring or blood from a wound.
    • gush Hence To speak effusively or from a sudden emotional impulse; be extravagantly and effusively sentimental.
    • gush To emit suddenly, forcibly, or copiously.
    • n gush A sudden and violent emission of a fluid from confinement; outpouring of or as of a liquid.
    • n gush Effusive display of sentiment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gush gush to flow out with violence or copiously: to be effusive, or highly sentimental
    • n Gush that which flows out: a violent issue of a fluid
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  • Aneurin Bevan
    “I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.”
  • Qur'an
    “So let man consider of what he was created; he was created of gushing water issuing between the loins and the breast-bones.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. guschen, cf. Icel. gusa, and gjsa, also D. gucsen,; perh. akin to AS. geótan, to pour, G. giessen, Goth. giutan, E. gut,. Cf. Found to cast


In literature:

The masonry of the well has altogether vanished, but the spring still gushes forth from a rock.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
A strangling and gushing sound was heard, and falling prostrate, he died without a groan.
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
They have an eighteenth-century restraint, and freedom from emotionalism and gush.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
They were Bowdoin, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Gushing and Robert Treat Paine.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Then the lurking tears gushed out openly, and the girl wept on her breast.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Already a veritable torrent was gushing over it with a fine uproar.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
She saw the hurt instantly, and with a gush of remorse begged for forgiveness.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
The violets gushed up along the wayside.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
The water ran into her mouth in a little gush.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
A temporary gush will occasionally spring up from the first well-head of our affections.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby

In poetry:

Through all his tuneful art, how strong
The human feeling gushes
The very moonlight of his song
Is warm with smiles and blushes!
"Burns" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And so he sings, hung far above
The daily round of eager feet,
And pours out from his heart of love
A gush of song upon the street.
"The Caged Lark" by Alexander Anderson
My heart is newly gushing,
With love for thee, with love for thee,
With thoughts as wild and wasteful,
As yonder sea, as yonder sea.
"Love Song - I" by James Avis Bartley
Upon thy rosy cheek, the soul
Seems in the gushing tide to vary,
And crimson currents in it roll,
As though they wad break through, Mary!
"To Mary" by Albert Pike
It deepened down till it reached her heart,
And then gushed up again,
And lighted her tears as the sudden sun
Transfigures the summer rain.
"The Singing Leaves" by James Russell Lowell
Now from the South, the East, the West,
For ever changing, ne'er at rest.
The fountains, gushing from the hills,
Supply the ever-running rills;
"Vanitas Vanitatum, Omnia Vanitas" by Anne Bronte

In news:

We already gushed like a geyser over the delicious imagery in director Catherine Hardwicke's upcoming "Red Riding Hood" reimagining, but a new trailer -- focusing on the more thematic elements of the movie -- has left us gasping for breath.
Nearly 200 million gallons gushed from BP's well.
Photo from July 2010 as Oil continued to gush from Deepwater Horizon well, Gulf of Mexico.
"The design process was so fun," Kesha gushed.
The oil is no longer gushing, but does that mean the Gulf is safe.
Finally, KegDroid — which lets you gush out brews via a Motorola Xoom — is here to fix that dreadful problem.
Steam gushes from the crater on the side of Mount Tongariro at Rangipo in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, yesterday, two days after it erupted, spewing an ash plume that disrupted flights and closed highways.
Doc gushes over the Patriot Way.
The Academy Award winner, who has been with Jennifer Garner since 2004, gushes over his wife-of-seven-years and mother of his three children in the December 2012 issue of GQ, and has the details.
"I can't quite believe this, it feels like a dream of mine," Lianne La Havas gushed as she tuned her guitar.
That's when we slice open the losing campaigns, set aside the hundreds of millions of dollars that gush out, and pick apart the cause of death.
Officials capped a water main break in North Highlands on Monday morning, where more than 500,000 gallons of water gushed onto a roadway (Dec.
Olivia Wilde hasn't been bashful when it comes to gushing about her romance with Jason Sudeikis, but apparently things are a lot more serious than she's been letting on.
While not ready to announce that the redshirt freshman will take over for Josh Nunes, who led wins over USC and Arizona, Shaw practically gushed over Hogan 's play.
Leno, on whose show the actor had made his first American TV appearance, gushed over Jackman.

In science:

The paper continues the work by Gurevich-Shelah ([GuSh]) who answered negatively a question by Rabin ([Ra]), by showing that the answer for the choice function problem is negative in ω>2.
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
More details and Historical background can be found in [Gu] and [GuSh].
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
First we define the composition of subtrees of the full binary tree following [GuSh] and quote the the respective composition theorem.
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
Thus the translation of [GuSh]’s proof is clear.
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees
By [GuSh] ω>2 does not have a definable choice function.
Uniformization, choice functions and well orders in the class of trees