hush up

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hush up (third-person singular simple present hushes up, present participle hushing up, simple past and past participle hushed up)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To become quiet; to cease making sounds.
  2. (transitive) To keep secret, to prevent from becoming known.
    They hushed up that it was a suicide to prevent bad publicity.

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(become quiet): hush, hush down, quiet down, quieten down, shut up

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