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