From Middle English huschen (“to hush”) (as past participle Middle English husht (“silent; hushed”) and interjection husht (“quiet!”)). Cognate with Low German huschen, hüssen (“to hush; lull”), German huschen (“to shoo; scurry”), Danish hysse (“to hush”), and maybe Albanian hesht.
- (intransitive) To become quiet.
- (transitive) To make quiet.
- (transitive) To appease; to allay; to soothe.
- Wilt thou, then, Hush my cares?
- And hush'd my deepest grief of all.
- (transitive) To clear off soil and other materials overlying the bedrock.
- A silence, especially after some noise
- It is the hush of night.
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- A mining method using water
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