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Present participle for to suppress the noise or speech of
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“I slowly pulled away, then start to apologize but she placed her finger on my lips to hush me.”
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Present participle for to be quiet
“The rest of us were told to hush up with our petty concerns about foreign entanglements, airport privatization, and what have you.”
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Present participle for suppress public mention of something
“My thought now is that it was all a very long time ago, in a much more rigid social climate than today, and there is not much sense in trying to hush it up any more.”
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Present participle for to sedate or calm, especially with the use of a drug
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“She tried to hush their fears.”
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Present participle for to say nothing (about something secret or confidential)
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Present participle for gradually grow faint and disappear
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