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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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GUSH, verb intransitive

1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; as, blood gushes from a vein in venesection.

Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out. Psalms 78:20.

2. To flow copiously. Tears gushed from her eyes.

GUSH, verb transitive To emit in copious effusion.

The gaping wound gushed out a crimson flood. [Unusual.]

GUSH, noun A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed place; an emission of liquor in a large quantity and with force; the fluid thus emitted.