Definition of gush:
- A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.
- A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird.
- To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.
- To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
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The saint preached his first sermon by the roadside near Sant'Agnello, a village between Sorrento and the Marina di Cassano; and then went over the hills towards Castellammare, where he rewarded the hospitality of the dwellers at Mojano, near the roots of Faito, by making springs of water gush out of the thirsty rock.- "Naples Past and Present", Arthur H. Norway.
- "Mary Wollaston", Henry Kitchell Webster.
He found the sea still roaring over the rock, but the rails were so far uncovered that he could venture on them, yet he had to keep a sharp lookout, for, whenever a larger breaker than usual struck the rock, the gush of foaming water that flew over it was so great that a spurt or two would sometimes break up between the iron bars, and any one of these spurts would have sufficed to give him a thorough wetting.- "The Lighthouse", Robert Ballantyne.