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gush / sh/ • v. [intr.] 1. (of a liquid) flow out in a rapid and plentiful stream, often suddenly: William watched the murky liquid gushing out | fig. millions of dollars gushed out of that office. ∎  [tr.] send out in a rapid and plentiful stream.2. speak or write with effusiveness or exaggerated enthusiasm: a nice old lady reporter who covers the art openings and gushes about everything.• n. 1. a rapid and plentiful stream or burst.2. exaggerated effusiveness or enthusiasm.DERIVATIVES: gush·ing·ly adv.