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mush 1

 (mŭsh, mo͝osh)
n.
1. A thick porridge or pudding of cornmeal boiled in water or milk.
2. Something thick, soft, and pulpy.
3. Informal Mawkish sentimentality, affection, or amorousness.
tr.v. mushed, mush·ing, mush·es
To reduce to mush; mash or crush.

[Probably alteration of mash.]

mush 2

 (mŭsh)
v. mushed, mush·ing, mush·es
v.intr.
To travel, especially over snow with a dogsled.
v.tr.
To drive (a dogsled or team of dogs).
n.
A journey, especially by dogsled.
interj.
Used to command a team of dogs to begin pulling or move faster.

[Possibly alteration of French marchons, first person pl. imperative of marcher, to walk, go, from Old French; see march1.]

mush′er n.

mush

(mʌʃ)
n
1. a soft pulpy mass or consistency
2. (Cookery) US a thick porridge made from corn meal
3. informal cloying sentimentality
4. (Broadcasting) radio interference in reception, esp a hissing noise
vb
(tr) to reduce (a substance) to a soft pulpy mass
[C17: from obsolete moose porridge; probably related to mash; compare Old English mōs food]

mush

(mʌʃ)
interj
an order to dogs in a sled team to start up or go faster
vb
1. to travel by or drive a dog sled
2. (intr) to travel on foot, esp with snowshoes
n
a journey with a dogsled
[C19: perhaps from French marchez or marchons, imperatives of marcher to advance]
ˈmusher n

mush

(mʊʃ)
n
a slang word for face1
[C19: from mush1, alluding to the softness of the face]

mush

(mʊʃ)
n
slang Brit a familiar or contemptuous term of address
[C19: probably from Gypsy moosh a man]

mush1

(mʌʃ or, esp. for 2-5, mʊʃ)

n.
1. a thick mixture made by boiling meal, esp. cornmeal, in water or milk.
2. any thick, soft mass.
3. mawkish sentimentality or amorousness.
v.t.
4. to squeeze or crush; crunch.
[1665–75, Amer.]

mush2

(mʌʃ)

v.i.
1. to go or travel, esp. over snow with a dog team and sled.
interj.
2. (used as an order to start or speed up a dog team)
n.
3. a trip or journey, esp. across snow with a dog team.
[1895–1900; perhaps orig. as mush on! < Canadian French, French marchons! let's go!; see march1]
mush′er, n.

mush

, moosh - Mush and moosh (nouns) are variations on mash.
See also related terms for mash.

mush


Past participle: mushed
Gerund: mushing

Imperative
mush
mush
Present
I mush
you mush
he/she/it mushes
we mush
you mush
they mush
Preterite
I mushed
you mushed
he/she/it mushed
we mushed
you mushed
they mushed
Present Continuous
I am mushing
you are mushing
he/she/it is mushing
we are mushing
you are mushing
they are mushing
Present Perfect
I have mushed
you have mushed
he/she/it has mushed
we have mushed
you have mushed
they have mushed
Past Continuous
I was mushing
you were mushing
he/she/it was mushing
we were mushing
you were mushing
they were mushing
Past Perfect
I had mushed
you had mushed
he/she/it had mushed
we had mushed
you had mushed
they had mushed
Future
I will mush
you will mush
he/she/it will mush
we will mush
you will mush
they will mush
Future Perfect
I will have mushed
you will have mushed
he/she/it will have mushed
we will have mushed
you will have mushed
they will have mushed
Future Continuous
I will be mushing
you will be mushing
he/she/it will be mushing
we will be mushing
you will be mushing
they will be mushing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mushing
you have been mushing
he/she/it has been mushing
we have been mushing
you have been mushing
they have been mushing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mushing
you will have been mushing
he/she/it will have been mushing
we will have been mushing
you will have been mushing
they will have been mushing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mushing
you had been mushing
he/she/it had been mushing
we had been mushing
you had been mushing
they had been mushing
Conditional
I would mush
you would mush
he/she/it would mush
we would mush
you would mush
they would mush
Past Conditional
I would have mushed
you would have mushed
he/she/it would have mushed
we would have mushed
you would have mushed
they would have mushed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mush - any soft or soggy massmush - any soft or soggy mass; "he pounded it to a pulp"
mass - a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
2.mush - cornmeal boiled in water
cornmeal, Indian meal - coarsely ground corn
hot cereal - a cereal that is served hot
atole - eaten as mush or as a thin gruel
hasty pudding - cornmeal mush served with sweetening (maple syrup or brown sugar)
polenta - a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
3.mush - writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimentalmush - writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
sentimentalism - the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
4.mush - a journey by dogsled
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
Verb1.mush - drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)
dogsled, mush - travel with a dogsled
drive - urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
2.mush - travel with a dogsled
sled, sleigh - ride (on) a sled
mush - drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)

mush

noun
1. pulp, paste, mash, purée, pap, slush, goo (informal) Over-ripe bananas will collapse into a mush in this recipe.
2. (Informal) sentimentality, corn (informal), slush (informal), schmaltz (slang), mawkishness The lyrics are mush and the melodies obvious.

mush

noun
Informal. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional:
Slang: sappiness.
verb
To press forcefully so as to break up into a pulpy mass:
Translations
شَيءٌ ناعِم ورَطْب
kaše
grød
òykkt mauk
kaip košėkošė
kaut kas mīksts un slapjš, putra
kaša
lâpa

mush

1 [mʌʃ] N
1. (Culin) → gachas fpl
2. (fig) → sensiblería f, sentimentalismo m

mush

2 [muʃ] N
1. (= face) → jeta f, careto m (Sp)
2. (in direct address) hey, mush!¡hola, tronco!

mush

[ˈmʊʃ] n
(= mashed food) → bouillie f
(= sentimental stuff) (pejorative)sentimentalité f à l'eau de rose

mush

1
n
Brei m; (of fruit also)Mus nt
(inf)Schmalz m; he always sings such musher singt immer solche Schnulzen

mush

2
n (Brit inf)
(= face)Visage f (inf)
(= person) hey, mush!he, du da!

mush

[mʌʃ] npappa

mush

(maʃ) noun
something soft and wet. The potatoes have turned to mush after being boiled for so long.
ˈmushy adjective
References in classic literature ?
Shimerda ladled meal mush out of an iron pot and poured milk on it.
Apparently here was a man whose brains had not been reduced to an ineffectual mush by idiotic training.
THEY swarmed up towards Sherburn's house, a- whooping and raging like Injuns, and everything had to clear the way or get run over and tromped to mush, and it was awful to see.
Tom got all the delicacies, Chambers got mush and milk, and clabber without sugar.
The bones of dead men lay man high upon the broad floor of the first cave, and over all was a putrid mush of decaying flesh, through which the apts had beaten a hideous trail toward the entrance to the second cave beyond.
A fallen log gave me an instant's advantage, for climbing upon it I leaped to another a few paces farther on, and in this way was able to keep clear of the mush that carpeted the surrounding ground.
Von Horn wondered if the creatures he had loosed upon Professor Maxon had done their work before they left, or if they had all turned to mush as had Number Thirteen.
Now I've got to take Billy Rawlins' mail contract and mush for Dyea.
Captain Van Horn gave him, first of all, a pannikin of oatmeal mush, generously flooded with condensed cream and sweetened with a heaping spoonful of sugar.
In the kitchen he found Jim, the other boarder, eating mush very languidly, with a sick, far-away look in his eyes.
The mush was half cooked and mostly burnt, the bacon was charred carbon, and the coffee was unspeakable.
I hate, where I looked for a manly furtherance, or at least a manly resistance, to find a mush of concession.