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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
blood gushes/streams (=moves fast)
▪ A man was lying in the street with blood gushing from his head.
▪ The Count thrust his blade through Gorbad's massive chest and steaming green blood gushed over his armour.
▪ The blood gushed out and he was thrown to the ground.
▪ One bullet in the wrong place can cripple you for life or send your blood gushing on to the pavement.
▪ We redoubled our efforts to control the flood of water that gushes down our field from the mountains behind.
▪ The dike around the shop complex had broken. Water was gushing in.
▪ He would lend himself to a deluge; she would imagine water gushing into a basin.
▪ SprinkIers were attached to hundreds of hydrants, and water was gushing everywhere.
▪ If you fall in the water, just open your mouth and let the water gush in.
▪ There are still 12 meters of chimney left, and now the hot water gushes out of one or two openings.
▪ There was steam coming from beneath the bonnet of the stricken Audi, water gushing out like blood from a wound.
▪ Richie quickly tried to jam a bucket underneath, but it was too late and filthy water gushed across the kitchen floor.
▪ "I just love your outfit," she gushed.
▪ A pipe burst in one of the apartments above, and water gushed down.
▪ Oil gushed from the hole in the ship's hull.
▪ The knife wound was gushing blood.
▪ A couple of hundred yards downstream it gushes out below a ceremonial arch into the Brigach.
▪ As a torrent gushed inside, it knocked out much of her electrical system.
▪ He grimaced, as hot tears gushed from his eyes.
▪ His mouth flew open and out gushed a yellow liquid.
▪ Matters were complicated by Yorick's style: his consciousness did more than stream; it gushed.
▪ Oil gushed out and swirled around his feet.
▪ When tapped, they can gush year round without a pump.
▪ A sudden gush of liquid spurted out of the plant.
▪ It seemed as though a valve had burst inside her and a great gush of energy was being released.
▪ Jack, the gush, was crying.
▪ Maybe behind the gush there was something she wanted to say but wasn't brazen enough to bring out too openly.
▪ Miss Bates's gush of volubility is at last deflected and the visit concluded.
▪ There was a slight gush in her manner which gave the impression that she was the stupider of the two.
▪ This astonishing performance produced a gush of hyperbole.
▪ When he removed the thumb from his lips, Jackie half expected the puffiness to subside with a gush of escaping air.
▪ With each wave a gush of water spurted up into your armpit and slopped into the cabin.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gush \Gush\ (g[u^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gushed (g[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Gushing.] [OE. guschen, cf. Icel. gusa and gjsa, also D. gucsen; perh. akin to AS. ge['o]tan to pour, G. giessen, Goth. giutan, E. gut. Cf. Found to cast.]

  1. 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.
    --Ps ixxviii 20.

    A sea of blood gushed from the gaping wound.

  2. To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.


Gush \Gush\, v. t.

  1. 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.

  2. A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment. [Collog.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

12c., gosshien "make noises in the stomach," later (c.1400) "rush out suddenly, pour out," probably formed imitativeally in English under influence of Old Norse gusa "to gush, spurt," related to geyser. Metaphoric sense of "speak in an effusive manner" first recorded 1873. Related: Gushed; gushing. The noun is 1680s, from the verb.


n. A sudden rapid outflow. vb. 1 To flow forth suddenly, in great volume. 2 To make an excessive display of enthusiasm or sentiment.

  1. n. 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" [syn: flush, outpouring]

  2. an unrestrained expression of emotion [syn: effusion, outburst, blowup, ebullition]

  3. v. gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth" [syn: spurt, spirt, spout]

  4. praise enthusiastically; "She raved about that new restaurant" [syn: rave]

  5. issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building" [syn: jet]

Gush (album)

Gush was Lowlife's fifth and final album, released in 1995. The LP was recorded at Mighty Reel Studios in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was released on the Anoise Annoys Records label, the only Lowlife title not to be released by Nightshift Records.


Gush is sudden flow (as in a washout, storm surge, or blood gush) or excessive enthusiasm.

Gush may also refer to:

  • Gush (album), 1995 music album by Lowlife
  • Gush (band)
  • George Gush, historian
  • Richard Gush (1789–1858), South African settler
  • William Gush (1813-1888), painter

Usage examples of "gush".

Zufa felt a gush between her legs, a flow of warm amniotic water running down onto her feet and the stone path.

Yet just at that moment Biddie Byce rushed toward her, loudly gushing her name.

And as the water gushed wastefully into the basin, Cyd just stared in shock as the florid blisters from the third-degree burn caved in and lightened, and her skin returned to normal.

The cynodont was still struggling, but white bones showed in its ripped-open neck, and blood gushed.

Before he could be unsighted by the heavy recoil and the gush of powder smoke, Jim saw the eland hump its back in a mighty spasm.

Where Bleak Fell sank in the north, the Blackwater curved to meet the Elfinwater on its journey oceanward, and at that point the names of both rivers changed, for though mighty, they became but feudatories to the thundering Ravenswater gushing down from the east.

Tiberias sank to the earth, still laughing ghastlily through a gurgle of gushing blood.

I took off my stockings, and the blood gushed out of two wounds I had given myself on the parapet, while the splinters in the hole in the door had torn my waistcoat, shirt, breeches, legs and thighs.

Amelia is blocking throat with tongue so that the gush of semen has nowhere to go but back out the mouth.

The mouth-watering aroma of hot dogs and popcorn rode the warm air that gushed out of cavernous vents in the ceiling.

Out of the hotte blood of whome, did rise vp a flying horse: who striking vppon a Mountaine with one of hys houes, made a strange springe of water to gush out.

In turning over, his face had come close to the big ashtray as it was oversetting and to the gushing kirschwasser bottle and he had gotten whiffs of stinking tobacco tar and stinging, bitter alcohol.

Ouer the middle bending of the garland, and vnder the proiecture of the lyppe of the vessell, there was fixed and placed the head of an olde man, with his beard and haire of his head transformed into nettle leaues, and out of whose mouth gushed out the water of the fountayne by art continually into the hollownes of the broad vessell vnder this.

A great wall of water gushing brownly through the scrubby low mopane woodland makes a roaring sound like a thousand Cape buffalo galloping over hollow ground.

Up the slopes of the ridge yellow naphtha fires flared like unnatural flowers, stinking of brimstone, gushing oily black smoke.