gush


gush
gushingly, adv.
/gush/, v.i.
1. to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement: Water gushed from the broken pipe.
2. to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively: She gushed with pride over her new grandchild.
3. to have a sudden, copious flow, as of blood or tears.
v.t.
4. to emit suddenly, forcibly, or copiously.
n.
5. a sudden, copious outflow of a fluid.
6. the fluid emitted.
7. effusive and often insincere language or behavior.
[1350-1400; ME; prob. phonesthemic in orig.; see GUST1, RUSH1]
Syn. 1. pour, stream, flood. See flow. 4. spurt.

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