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hush

 (hŭsh)
v. hushed, hush·ing, hush·es
v.tr.
1. To make silent or quiet.
2. To calm; soothe.
3. To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up: tried to hush up the damaging details.
v.intr.
To be or become silent or still.
n.
A silence or stillness, especially after noise.
adj. Archaic
Silent; quiet.

[Probably back-formation from Middle English husht, silent, of imitative origin.]

hush

(hʌʃ)
vb
1. to make or become silent; quieten
2. to soothe or be soothed
n
3. stillness; silence
4. an act of hushing
interj
a plea or demand for silence
[C16: probably from earlier husht quiet!, the -t being thought to indicate a past participle]
hushed adj

hush

(hʌʃ) mining
vb (tr)
1. (Mining & Quarrying) to run water over the ground to erode (surface soil), revealing the underlying strata and any valuable minerals present
2. (Mining & Quarrying) to wash (an ore) by removing particles of earth with rushing water
n
(Mining & Quarrying) a gush of water, esp when artificially produced
[C18: of imitative origin]

hush

(hʌʃ)

interj., v. hushed, hush•ing,
n. interj.
1. (used as a command to be silent or quiet.)
v.i.
2. to become or be silent or quiet.
v.t.
3. to make silent; silence.
4. to suppress mention of; keep concealed (often fol. by up): to hush up a scandal.
5. to calm, quiet, or allay: to hush someone's fears.
n.
6. silence or quiet, esp. after noise; stillness.
[1350–1400; appar. back formation from husht whist2 (Middle English huissht), the -t being taken for past participle suffix]

hush


Past participle: hushed
Gerund: hushing

Imperative
hush
hush
Present
I hush
you hush
he/she/it hushes
we hush
you hush
they hush
Preterite
I hushed
you hushed
he/she/it hushed
we hushed
you hushed
they hushed
Present Continuous
I am hushing
you are hushing
he/she/it is hushing
we are hushing
you are hushing
they are hushing
Present Perfect
I have hushed
you have hushed
he/she/it has hushed
we have hushed
you have hushed
they have hushed
Past Continuous
I was hushing
you were hushing
he/she/it was hushing
we were hushing
you were hushing
they were hushing
Past Perfect
I had hushed
you had hushed
he/she/it had hushed
we had hushed
you had hushed
they had hushed
Future
I will hush
you will hush
he/she/it will hush
we will hush
you will hush
they will hush
Future Perfect
I will have hushed
you will have hushed
he/she/it will have hushed
we will have hushed
you will have hushed
they will have hushed
Future Continuous
I will be hushing
you will be hushing
he/she/it will be hushing
we will be hushing
you will be hushing
they will be hushing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hushing
you have been hushing
he/she/it has been hushing
we have been hushing
you have been hushing
they have been hushing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hushing
you will have been hushing
he/she/it will have been hushing
we will have been hushing
you will have been hushing
they will have been hushing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hushing
you had been hushing
he/she/it had been hushing
we had been hushing
you had been hushing
they had been hushing
Conditional
I would hush
you would hush
he/she/it would hush
we would hush
you would hush
they would hush
Past Conditional
I would have hushed
you would have hushed
he/she/it would have hushed
we would have hushed
you would have hushed
they would have hushed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hush - (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night"
silence, quiet - the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
Verb1.hush - become quiet or still; fall silent; "hush my baby!"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.hush - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
shush - silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
lull, calm down - become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
shout down - silence or overwhelm by shouting
pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten, hush - become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
gag, muzzle - prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
hush up, sleek over, whitewash, gloss over - cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
3.hush - become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
change intensity - increase or decrease in intensity
4.hush - wash by removing particles; "Wash ores"
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
lave, wash - cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
5.hush - run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
irrigate, water - supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"

hush

verb
1. quieten, still, silence, suppress, mute, muzzle, shush She tried to hush her noisy father.
noun
1. quiet, silence, calm, still (poetic), peace, tranquillity, stillness, peacefulness A hush fell over the crowd.
hush someone up silence, gag (informal), keep quiet, muzzle The Conservative Government was only too quick to hush him up.
hush something up cover up, conceal, suppress, sit on (informal), squash, smother, keep secret, sweep under the carpet (informal), draw a veil over, keep dark The authorities have tried to hush it up.

hush

verb
1. To cause to become silent:
2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check.Also used with up:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
3. To prevent (something) from being known.Also used with up:
Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps.
4. To keep from being published or transmitted.Also used with up:
nounadjective
Archaic. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise:
Translations
سُكوت، هُدوءيُسْكِت، يُهَدِّئ
pst!ticho
tavshed
pszt!
òögnsuss! òögn!
nuščiuvęsnutilęsnutylėtiša!
klusu!klusums
pst!
Sesini kes!sessizliksükûnetSus!

hush

[hʌʃ]
A. Nsilencio m
a hush fellse hizo un silencio
B. VIcallarse
hush!¡cállate!, ¡chitón!
C. VT [+ person] → hacer callar
D. CPD hush money Nsoborno m, coima f (Andes, S. Cone), mordida f (Mex)
hush up
A. VT + ADV [+ affair] → encubrir, echar tierra a; [+ person] → tapar la boca a
B. VI + ADV (US) → callarse

hush

[ˈhʌʃ]
nsilence m
A hush fell over the crowd → Un silence a envahi la foule.
vtfaire taire
vise taire
Hush! → Chut!
hush up
vt [+ fact] → étouffer

hush

vt personzum Schweigen bringen; (= soothe) fears etcbeschwichtigen
vistill sein
nStille f; a hush fell over the crowddie Menge verstummte plötzlich
interjpst; hush, hush, it’s all rightsch, sch, es ist ja gut

hush

[hʌʃ]
1. nsilenzio, calma, pace f
hush! → silenzio!, zitto/a!
2. vtquietare, calmare
hush up vt + adv (fact) → cercare di far passare sotto silenzio; (scandal) → mettere a tacere; (person) → far star zitto/a, zittire

hush

(haʃ) interjection
be quiet; silence. Hush! Don't wake the baby.
noun
silence. A hush came over the room.
hushed adjective
silent, still. a hushed room/crowd.
hush up
to prevent from becoming known to the general public. The affair was hushed up.
References in classic literature ?
The trees along the resi- dence streets of the town were all newly clothed in soft green leaves, in the gardens behind the houses men were puttering about in vegetable gardens, and in the air there was a hush, a waiting kind of silence very stirring to the blood.
It rustled the silken garments of the ladies, and waved the long curls of the gentlemen's wigs, and shook the window-hangings and the curtains of the bedchambers; causing everywhere a singular stir, which yet was more like a hush.
In the dead hush of midnight, he could even hear the barking of the watchdog from the opposite shore of the Hudson; but it was so vague and faint as only to give an idea of his distance from this faithful companion of man.
It may be, of course, above all, that what suddenly broke into this gives the previous time a charm of stillness-- that hush in which something gathers or crouches.
The long-drawn virgin vales; the mild blue hill-sides; as over these there steals the hush, the hum; you almost swear that play-wearied children lie sleeping in these solitudes, in some glad May-time, when the flowers of the woods are plucked.
There was said to be two thousand dollars a week hush money from the tubercular steers alone; and as much again from the hogs which had died of cholera on the trains, and which you might see any day being loaded into boxcars and hauled away to a place called Globe, in Indiana, where they made a fancy grade of lard.
This hush con- tinued while I was being chained to the stake; it still continued while the fagots were carefully and tediously piled about my ankles, my knees, my thighs, my body.
A painful hush pervaded the place which had lately been so full of cheery life.
The fighting ceased instantly; the cursing ceased; for one distinctly defined moment, there was a dead hush, a motionless calm, where the tempest had been; then with one impulse the multitude awoke to life and energy again, and went surging and struggling and swaying, this way and that, its outer edges melting away through windows and doors and gradually lessening the pressure and relieving the mass.
The congregation being fully assembled, now, the bell rang once more, to warn laggards and stragglers, and then a solemn hush fell upon the church which was only broken by the tittering and whispering of the choir in the gallery.
There had been shrieks from among the women convicts, but they had been stilled, a hush had succeeded.
Hush, in Heaven's name I Suppose HE heard you, you unfortunate Raoul