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From Middle English dusshen, duschen, perhaps from Old English dwǣscan ‎(to put out, extinguish, destroy) (see adwesch). Cognate with Middle Low German duschen, German dialectal duschen ‎(to beat, butt). Compare also West Frisian dúste ‎(to push, thrust, poke),


dush ‎(third-person singular simple present dushes, present participle dushing, simple past and past participle dushed)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To strike or push violently; (of an animal) to strike with the horns; butt.
  2. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To fall violently; dash down; move with violence.

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