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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.]


n. 1 Action of the verb ''to mush'' (travel with a dog sled). 2 A race with a dog team. vb. (present participle of mush English)


Mushing is a term for a sport or transport method powered by dogs. It includes carting, pulka, scootering, sled dog racing, skijoring, freighting, and weight pulling. More specifically, it implies the use of one or more dogs to pull a sled on snow or a rig on dry land.

Usage examples of "mushing".

The hull of the vessel seemed mushing through some substance more resistant than water.

Negotiating the quarter mile home felt like mushing the Iditarod from Anchorage to Nome.