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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English huschen (to hush) (as past participle Middle English husht (silent; hushed) and interjection husht (quiet!)). Cognate with Low German huschen, hüssen (to hush; lull), German huschen (to shoo; scurry), Danish hysse (to hush), and maybe Albanian hesht.

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VerbEdit

hush (third-person singular simple present hushes, present participle hushing, simple past and past participle hushed)

  1. (intransitive) To become quiet.
  2. (transitive) To make quiet.
  3. (transitive) To appease; to allay; to soothe.
    • Otway
      Wilt thou, then, Hush my cares?
    • Tennyson
      And hush'd my deepest grief of all.
  4. (transitive) To clear off soil and other materials overlying the bedrock.

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NounEdit

hush (uncountable)

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

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hush

  1. which