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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Cook the squash until it's soft, but not mush.
▪ As I said earlier, at first sight it looks like a grey mush.
▪ Buffalo men, they called them, and talked slowly to the prisoners scooping mush and tapping away at their chains.
▪ But boiling the grain was a laborious process and produced an unpalatable mush.
▪ Helen, feeding the old woman mush on a spoon.
▪ I watched the others to see how to scoop up the gluey mush with my hand.
▪ This is a love story, with a lot more going for it than slush and mush.
▪ Two children followed with a pot of mush cooling and thinning in the rain.
▪ As I said earlier, at first sight it looks like a grey mush.
▪ Helen, feeding the old woman mush on a spoon.
▪ This is a love story, with a lot more going for it than slush and mush.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mush \Mush\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mushed; p. pr. & vb. n. Mushing.] To travel on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs. -- v. t. To cause to travel or journey. [Rare] [Colloq., Alaska & Northwestern U. S.]


Mush \Mush\, n. [Cf. Gael. mus, muss, pap, porridge, any thick preparation of fruit, OHG. muos; akin to AS. & OS. m[=o]s food, and prob, to E. meat. See Meat.] Meal (esp. Indian meal) boiled in water; hasty pudding; supawn. [U.S.]


Mush \Mush\, v. t. [Cf. F. moucheter to cut with small cuts.] To notch, cut, or indent, as cloth, with a stamp.


Mush \Mush\, n. [Perh. short for mush on, a corrupt of E. marchons, the cry of the voyageurs and coureurs de bois to their dogs.] A march on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs; as, he had a long mush before him; -- also used attributively. [Colloq., Alaska & Northwestern U. S.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"kind of porridge," 1670s, in the American colonies, variant of mash (n.) "soft mixture." Meaning "anything soft and thick" is attested from 1824.


command to sled dogs, first recorded 1862, as mouche, perhaps altered from French marchons! "advance!" (imperative of marcher "to march;" see march (v.)).


"to pound to a pulp," 1781, from mush (n.). Related: Mushed; mushing.


Etymology 1 n. (context uncountable English) A mess, often of food; a soft or semisolid substance. vb. To squish so as to break into smaller pieces or to combine with something else. Etymology 2

n. (context Quebecois English slang English) magic mushrooms Etymology 3

n. 1 A food comprising cracked or rolled grains cooked in water or milk; porridge. 2 (qualifier: rural USA) cornmeal cooked in water and served as a porridge or as a thick sidedish like grits or mashed potatoes. Etymology 4

interj. A directive given (usually to dogs or a horse) to start moving, or to move faster. n. A walk, especially across the snow with dogs. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To walk, especially across the snow with dogs. 2 (context transitive English) To drive dogs, usually pulling a sled, across the snow. Etymology 5

n. 1 (context British primarily Southern England slang English) A form of address to a man. 2 (context British primarily Northern England slang English) The face Etymology 6

vb. (context transitive English) To notch, cut, or indent (cloth, etc.) with a stamp.

  1. v. drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)

  2. travel with a dogsled

  1. n. any soft or soggy mass; "he pounded it to a pulp" [syn: pulp]

  2. cornmeal boiled in water [syn: cornmeal mush]

  3. an expression that is excessively sweet and sentimental [syn: treacle]

  4. a journey by dogsled


Mush may refer to:

Mush, MUSH, or Mushing may also refer to:

Mush (cornmeal)

Mushcornmeal pudding (or porridge) is usually boiled in water or milk. It is often allowed to set, or gel into a semisolid, then cut into flat squares or rectangles, and pan fried. Usage is especially common in the eastern and southeastern United States. It is also customary for those in the Midwestern US to eat it with maple syrup or molasses. In Eastern Europe, milk is poured over the meal once served and cooled down, rather than being boiled in it. Cornmeal mush is often consumed in Latin America and Africa.

Mush (album)

Mush is the third full-length album by the English punk band Leatherface. It is generally considered to be their best record, and a classic of the genre.

Mush (video game)

Mush is a browser-based free-to-play multiplayer game by the French company Motion Twin. The game was first available in French on 4 February 2013. From August 2013, the English version of the game was in closed beta phase, which ended before 5 November 2013 when the game went live.

The plot of the game, wherein an alien entity (the titular "Mush") takes over some of the 16 people on a spaceship and the players attempt to uncover who it is, has been compared to John Carpenter's The Thing.

Usage examples of "mush".

NEXT MORNING while they were sitting around the fire eating acorn mush and rabbit ham and little round roasted balls made from the nuts of the laurel tree pounded into paste, Antelope and Bear started to argue.

But I can see how a gal raised on blander batnahas stuffed with a sort of gray-green mush might find your hot tamales a scary surprise.

George imagined he had mushed all the way back to New Hampshire, where the weather cycles brought on similar conditions.

Some of them seemed to be pondering how a mushing man like him got two women in a country where most men had none!

In mushing, this lantern is the prize reserved for the last man off the trail.

With his gullet spackled by damp oats and mushed peanuts, he was left to pant like a pleuritic mandrill.

Sometimes it is pounded into a mush and used as a dip for bread, which is how Paula likes it.

The wagons stood out in the hot sun until the mush fermented and soured, and had to be thrown away, while we event rationless to bed, and rose the next day with more than usually empty stomachs to goad us on to our work.

His initial intention was just to make some use of food that would be spoiled by tomorrow, but after a few minutes he realized that the salty cold mush of unheated stew and paper-flavored sticks of dehydrated protein felt remarkably good to his grinding stomach.

The principal forms in which starch comes upon our tables are meals and flours, and the various breads, cakes, mushes, and puddings made out of these.

Glancing at the nearby Cords, she saw that they ate by taking a bit of the mush, shaping it with their fingers, and then using it to scoop stew into their mouths.

Breakfast never changes: eggs, grits, fatback, deep-fried salmon patties, liver mush, and the usual bacon, ham, hot-cakes, and biscuits.

In the knock of axes, the plunking of a banjo being tuned, the smell of corn mush and fatback frying, it was not hard to pretend they were all young fellows and good friends assembling for a camp meeting or coon hunt.

For the brethren, there were hickory-nut biscuits, and honey, and cups of chicory, and even the other refugee kids-who on occasion during the long bitter winter had been fed as close to nothing at all as law and appearances would allow-got a few slices of fried fatback along with their habitual cornmeal mush.

Bridget merrily slaps on the table boiled dinners, boiled fish, cornmeal mush, Indian pudding, johnnycakes, cookies.