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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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