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1. A low shrub with many branches.
2. A thick growth of shrubs; a thicket.
a. Land covered with dense vegetation or undergrowth.
b. Land remote from settlement: the Australian bush.
a. A shaggy mass, as of hair.
b. Vulgar Slang A growth of pubic hair.
5. A fox's tail.
a. Archaic A clump of ivy hung outside a tavern to indicate the availability of wine inside.
b. Obsolete A tavern.
v. bushed, bush·ing, bushes
1. To grow or branch out like a bush.
2. To extend in a bushy growth.
To decorate, protect, or support with bushes.
Slang Bush-league; second-rate: "Reviewers here have tended to see in him a kind of bush D.H. Lawrence" (Saturday Review).
[Middle English, partly from Old English busc, partly from Old French bois, wood (of Germanic origin), and partly of Scandinavian origin (akin to Danish busk). N., sense 3, possibly from Dutch bosch.]
tr.v. bushed, bush·ing, bush·es
To furnish or line with a bushing.
[From bush, bushing, possibly alteration of Dutch bus, box.]
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1. (Plants) a dense woody plant, smaller than a tree, with many branches arising from the lower part of the stem; shrub
2. (Botany) a dense cluster of such shrubs; thicket
3. something resembling a bush, esp in density: a bush of hair.
4. (Physical Geography)
a. the bush an uncultivated or sparsely settled area, esp in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada: usually covered with trees or shrubs, varying from open shrubby country to dense rainforest
b. (as modifier): bush flies.
5. Canadian an area of land on a farm on which timber is grown and cut. Also called: bush lot or woodlot
6. (Physical Geography) a forested area; woodland
7. the bush informal the countryside, as opposed to the city: out in the bush.
8. (Zoology) a fox's tail; brush
a. a bunch of ivy hung as a vintner's sign in front of a tavern
b. any tavern sign
10. beat about the bush to avoid the point at issue; prevaricate
11. informal Austral and NZ rough-and-ready
12. informal W African ignorant or stupid, esp as considered typical of unwesternized rustic life
13. informal US and Canadian unprofessional, unpolished, or second-rate
14. go bush informal
a. to abandon city amenities and live rough
b. to run wild
15. (intr) to grow thick and bushy
16. (tr) to cover, decorate, support, etc, with bushes
17. bush it (tr) Austral to camp out in the bush
[C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse buski, Old High German busc, Middle Dutch bosch; related to Old French bosc wood, Italian bosco]
(Mechanical Engineering) Also called (esp US and Canadian): bushing a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide
(Mechanical Engineering) to fit a bush to (a casing, bearing, etc)
[C15: from Middle Dutch busse box, bush; related to German Büchse tin, Swedish hjulbōssa wheel-box, Late Latin buxis box1]
1. (Biography) George. born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
2. (Biography) his son, George W(alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)
3. (Biography) Kate. born 1958, English singer and songwriter: her recordings include "Wuthering Heights" (1978), Hounds of Love (1985), and Aerial (2005)
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1. a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground.
2. a small cluster of shrubs appearing as a single plant.
3. something resembling or suggesting this, as a shaggy head of hair.
4. a fox's tail.
a. a large uncleared area covered with mixed plant growth, as a jungle.
b. a large, sparsely populated, mostly uncleared area, as areas of Australia.
c. Canadian. wood lot.
6. Archaic. a wineshop or tavern.v.i.
7. to branch or spread as or like a bush.v.t.
8. to cover, support, or mark with bushes.adj.
1. beat around or about the bush, to avoid talking about a subject directly.
2. beat the bushes, to search far and wide.
[before 1000; Middle English busshe, Old English busc (in place names)]
1. a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing.
2. a bushing.v.t.
3. to furnish with a bush.
[1560–70; < Middle Dutch bussche; see box1]
1. George (Herbert Walker), born 1924, vice president of the U.S. 1981–89; 41st president 1989–93.
2. his son, George W(alker) (""Dubya''), born 1946, U.S. politician: governor of Texas 1994–2001; 43rd president of the U.S. since 2001.
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BushExamples: bush of broom, 1670; of ivy (used as inn sign); of ostrich feathers, 1530; of spears, 1513; of thorns; of wood, 1639.
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Past participle: bushed
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|Noun||1.||bush - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems|
shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
Catha edulis - a shrub that is cultivated by Arabs for its leaves which are chewed or used to make tea
ephedra, joint fir - jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds
Chilean rimu, Lepidothamnus fonkii - about the hardiest Podocarpaceae species; prostrate spreading shrub similar to mountain rimu; mountains of southern Chile
Dacridium laxifolius, Lepidothamnus laxifolius, mountain rimu - low-growing to prostrate shrub with slender trailing branches; New Zealand
barberry - any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
blue cohosh, blueberry root, Caulophyllum thalictrioides, Caulophyllum thalictroides, papoose root, papooseroot, squaw root, squawroot - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
hollygrape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium, mountain grape, Oregon holly grape, Oregon grape - ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries
Mahonia nervosa, Oregon grape - small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries
allspice - deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
Chimonanthus praecox, Japan allspice, Japanese allspice, winter sweet - deciduous Japanese shrub cultivated for its fragrant yellow flowers
American spicebush, Benjamin bush, Benzoin odoriferum, Lindera benzoin, spice bush, spicebush - deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries
pepper shrub, Pseudowintera colorata, Wintera colorata - evergreen shrub or small tree whose foliage is conspicuously blotched with red and yellow and having small black fruits
Myrica gale, Scotch gale, sweet gale - bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves
wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries
Comptonia asplenifolia, Comptonia peregrina, sweet fern - deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers
corkwood, corkwood tree, Leitneria floridana - very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood
mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
Anadenanthera colubrina, Piptadenia macrocarpa - Brazilian shrub having twice-pinnate leaves and small spicate flowers followed by flat or irregularly torulose pods; sometimes placed in genus Piptadenia
calliandra - any of various shrubs and small trees valued for their fine foliage and attractive spreading habit and clustered white to deep pink or red flowers
Lysiloma sabicu, sabicu - West Indian tree yielding a hard dark brown wood resembling mahogany in texture and value
black bead, catclaw, cat's-claw, Pithecellodium unguis-cati - erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
Acocanthera oblongifolia, Acocanthera spectabilis, poison arrow plant, winter sweet - medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruits
Acocanthera oppositifolia, Acocanthera venenata, bushman's poison, ordeal tree - evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa
|2.||bush - a large wilderness area|
outback - the bush country of the interior of Australia
|3.||bush - dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes|
|4.||Bush - 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)|
|5.||Bush - United States electrical engineer who designed an early analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the United States during World War II (1890-1974)|
|6.||Bush - vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)|
|7.||bush - hair growing in the pubic area|
adult body - the body of an adult human being
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
|Verb||1.||bush - provide with a bushing|
|Adj.||1.||bush - not of the highest quality or sophistication|
inferior - of low or inferior quality
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noun shrub, plant, hedge, undergrowth, thicket, shrubbery Trees and bushes grow down to the water's edge.
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bụi rậmcây bụi
1. (= shrub) → arbusto m, mata f; (= thicket) (also bushes) → matorral m
to beat about the bush → andarse con rodeos or por las ramas
to beat about the bush → andarse con rodeos or por las ramas
2. (in Africa, Australia) the bush → el monte
B. CPD bush baby N (Zool) → lemúrido m
bush fire N → incendio m de monte
bush telegraph N (fig) → teléfono m árabe
bush fire N → incendio m de monte
bush telegraph N (fig) → teléfono m árabe
bush2 [bʊʃ] N (Tech) → cojinete m
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(= scrub land) → brousse f
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n (US) → Provinzliga f
n (US) → Provinzspieler m; (fig) → Dilettant m
n (Austral) jd, der im Busch lebt und arbeitet
n (in S Africa) → Buschmann m
(= shrub) → Busch m, → Strauch m; (= thicket: also bushes) → Gebüsch nt; to beat about (Brit) or around the bush (fig) → um den heißen Brei herumreden; (= not act, take decision etc) → wie die Katze um den heißen Brei herumschleichen
(fig) bush of hair → Haarschopf m
n (Tech) → Buchse f
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1. a growing thing between a tree and a plant in size. a rose bush. bos, struik شُجيره، ايْكَه храст arbusto keř der Busch busk θάμνοςarbusto põõsas بوته pensas buissonשיח झाड़ी grmlje bokor semak runni cespuglio かん木 관목 krūmas krūms semak struikbuskkrzak بوټی arbusto tufiş куст krík grm žbun buske พุ่มไม้ çalı, funda 灌木 кущ جھاڑی cây bụi 灌木
2. (in Australia, Africa etc) wild uncultivated country. bosveld دغْـل شائِك буш mato buš der Busch urskov; jungle; bush άγρια ακαλλιέργητη έκταση (π.χ. στην Αυστραλία ή την Αφρική) breña metsik võsamaa سرزمین وحشی erämaa brousseערבה जंगल या जंगली प्रदेश prašuma őserdő, ősbozótos padang belantara óbyggðir boscaglia 未開地域 (오스트레일리아, 아프리카 등지의) 미개간지 krūmynai, brūzgynai (Austrālijā, Āfrikā) krūmiem apaugušas neizmantotas zemes platības pedalaman wildernisvillmark, skog busz د وحشیانو ځمکه یا ځای mato regiune necultivată буш buš divjina predeo sa žbunjem bush พื้นที่รกร้าง çalılık arazi (尤在澳洲，非洲)未開墾的林地 буш, необроблена земля, заросла чагарником جنگل ، جھاڑ جھنکار vùng đất bỏ hoang （尤指非洲和澳大利亚的）荒野，未开垦的丛林地ˈbushy adjective
thick and spreading. bushy eyebrows; a bushy tail. bosagtige مُدغل، كَثيفُ الحاجِبَيْن буен cerrado hustý, huňatý buschig busket θαμνώδης, φουντωτός, δασύτριχος espeso puhmjas پر مو tuuhea touffu עֲבוֹת घना और भारी grmovit bozontos lebat loðinn folto もじゃもじゃした 관목이 무성한 vešlus krūmains; (par uzacīm u.tml.) kupls; biezs tabal dan berselerak borsteligovergrodd med busker; busket krzaczasty ویښته لرونکی cerrado stufos густой; пушистый huňatý, hustý košat žbunovit buskig, buskrik, yvig คล้ายพุ่มไม้ sık ve gür 多毛的 густий جھاڑی دار ، گھنا ، پھیلا ہوا mọc rậm rạp （毛发或毛皮）浓密的
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bush→ دَغَل, شُجَيْرَة keř, křoví busk, buskads Busch, Gebüsch θάμνος, λόχμη arbusto, maleza, monte pensaikko, pensas broussailles, buisson grm, šikara arbusto, cespuglio 低木, 茂み 관목, 덤불 struik, struikgewas busk, krattskog krzak, tulejka arbusto, bosque, moita куст, кустарник buske, skogsland ต้นไม้เตี้ย, พุ่มไม้ çalı, çalılık bụi rậm, cây bụi 灌木丛, 矮树丛
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