shush up

shush (up)

1. To become silent. Often said as an imperative. We all shushed up after the teacher slammed the book on his desk. Shush, you two! I'm trying to watch the movie! Would you please shush up?
2. To instruct or command someone to become silent. A noun or pronoun can be used between "shush" and "up" (if "up" is used). I had to shush the people behind me throughout the entire play. Would you please shush up your kids? They're bothering everyone! He had started rambling a bit, so I put my hand on his knee to shush him up.
3. To cause someone to cease making criticisms or negative remarks. A noun or pronoun can be used either before or after "up" (if "up" is used). The team's decisive victory in the Super Bowl will undoubtedly shush up those who though they would never make it to the playoffs, let alone win the thing. The new CEO has managed to shush his detractors after returning the company to profitability after just six months in the job.
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shush (up)

in. to be quiet. Shush! I want to hear the weather.
See also: shush, up
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American child singer Alison Gold is recently in news for doing an overtly sexual and inappropriate music video "Shush Up." She is just 11 and is already competing with Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga in terms of nudity and racy dance moves.
YouTube reportedly got complaints from people about Alison's video "Shush Up" and decided to remove it.
The song "Shush Up" is written by controversial musician Patrice Wilson who wrote it in December 2013 in Ireland.
Alison's racy song "Shush Up" was not planned from the beginning but was chosen by her parents themselves.
"Shush Up" was intended to be shot by Alison's mother first, says a press releases by the production company.
I love fried rice, I love noodles, I love chow mein, chow m-m-m-m-mein," this is how the lyrics of the song "Shush Up" go.
Alison Gold, an 11-year-old American child artist and pop singer, has taken the music world by storm after the release of the music video of her song "Shush Up." The video features content which is highly unsuitable for a girl who is not even a teenager yet.
Alison's controversial video has been deleted because of its inappropriate content but can still be seen of Perez TV, a video sharing Web site by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who too has criticised "Shush Up" for its overtly sexual tone and tons of vulgarity.
(http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/alison-golds-shush-up-the-most-offensive-music-video-of-all-time/story-fnk854fn-1226824590066) News.com.au has called Alison's "Shush Up" as "the most offensive music video of all time?"
"Everyone is 'outraged' by Alison Gold's 'Shush Up,' the latest pervy pre-teen video from Patrice Wilson," writes (http://www.vanyaland.com/2014/02/10/everyone-outraged-alison-golds-shush-latest-pervy-video-patrice-wilson/) Vanyaland.com in its headline.