gush

On hot summer days, city kids will sometimes open a fire hydrant and let the water gush into the street. Things that gush come streaming out.

Water can gush out of a hose or a drinking fountain, and you can also call the jet of water itself a gush. A more figurative way to gush is to talk enthusiastically about something — you might gush when you're describing your favorite teacher. Gush comes from the twelfth century English word gosshien, originally "make noises in the stomach," and later "pour out." Gush is an onomatopoeic word — it sounds like what it means.

Definitions of gush
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v gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

“water gushed forth”
Synonyms:
spirt, spout, spurt
Types:
pump
flow intermittently
blow
spout moist air from the blowhole
whoosh
gush or squirt out
Type of:
pour
flow in a spurt

v issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

Synonyms:
jet
Type of:
course, feed, flow, run
move along, of liquids

v praise enthusiastically

Synonyms:
rave
Type of:
praise
express approval of

n a sudden rapid flow (as of water)

“there was a little gush of blood”
Synonyms:
flush, outpouring
Types:
springtide
a swelling rush of anything
Type of:
flow, flowing
the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

n an unrestrained expression of emotion

Synonyms:
blowup, ebullition, effusion, outburst
Types:
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acting out
a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
cry
a fit of weeping
explosion
a sudden outburst
flare
a sudden outburst of emotion
Type of:
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
expression without words

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