• IPA: /hʌʃ/, /hʊʃ/

hush (hushes, present participle hushing; past and past participle hushed)

  1. (intransitive) To become quiet.
  2. (transitive) To make quiet.
  3. (transitive) To appease; to allay; to soothe.
    • Wilt thou, then, Hush my cares?
    • 1849, [Alfred, Lord Tennyson], In Memoriam, London: Edward Moxon, […], published 1850, OCLC 3968433 ↗, (please specify ):
      And hush'd my deepest grief of all.
  4. (transitive) To clear off soil and other materials overlying the bedrock.
Translations Translations
  • German: zum Schweigen bringen
  • Russian: утихоми́ривать
  • Spanish: callar
Translations Noun

hush (uncountable)

  1. A silence, especially after some noise
    • It is the hush of night.
  2. A mining method using water

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