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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 ?
You call yourself the All in All, but you are the Nothing: your so-called Universe is a mere speck in a Line, and a Line is a mere shadow as compared with --" "Hush, hush, you have said enough," interrupted the Sphere, "now listen, and mark the effect of your harangue on the King of Pointland.
The air in the pastures is sweet with the hush of dreams, and one may rest here like a child on its mother's breast.
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.
I can hear again, as I write, the intense hush in which the sounds of evening dropped.
We were too far apart to call to each other, but there was a moment at which, at shorter range, some challenge between us, breaking the hush, would have been the right result of our straight mutual stare.
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.
There was no response, for a moment, in that deep darkness and that graveyard hush.
Hush, in Heaven's name I Suppose HE heard you, you unfortunate Raoul
As silent rivers into silent lakes, Through hush of reeds that not a murmur breaks, Wind, mindful of the poppies whence they came, So may my life, and calmly burn away, As ceases in a lamp at break of day The flagrant remnant of memorial flame.
Prosecutors said Hush immediately told paramedics and police that he had given his friend cocaine but it was later found he had died from natural causes, not directly associated with the drug.
Prosecutors said Hush immediately told paramedics and police he had given his friend cocaine but it was later found he died from natural causes, not directly associated with the drug.
Hush, awarded 303,966 PGF, is being produced by Brian Coffey (The Legend of Barney Thomson, Starred Up, Citadel) from Glasgow based Sigma Films and Thruline Entertainments Danny Sherman in partnership with Catalyst Global Media, the London based multifaceted film and television financing and production company, and Creative Scotland.