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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)

to be quiet. shush! I want to hear the weather. shush up and listen to the lecture.

shush (up)

in. to be quiet. Shush! I want to hear the weather.
See also: shush, up

shush

verb
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And he implied that if his son had suffered any emotional damage from this shushing, she might very well find herself being sued--right down to her Dewey Decimal System.
Gaggini told police he was dozing and his hand involuntarily jerked forward, hitting Alexander Weaver, also a lawyer, when was startled by a ''shushing sound."
Sea mist before, beside, behind, water shushing, like something being torn, a blindman's cane tapping on the deck.
At the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Reed went full pantomime villain, lifting his fingers to his lips and shushing the European crowd after sinking a putt on the seventh hole.
Reed, the USA's top scorer in Scotland, not only enjoys playing on this side of the Atlantic, he also showed his fiery side by cheekily shushing the Ryder Cup crowd (below) during his singles win over Henrik Stenson.
I've tried shushing him a bit, but he just witters on!
We've mixed feelings about Glen Hansard, or at least the fawning, shushing fans who hang on his every word and ruin otherwise splendid shows, but it's hard not to fall under his spell.
He even had the time to turn to his young rival Yohan Blake as he crossed the line, put his finger to his lip and make a shushing gesture.
SHOWMANSHIP Whether it was running along the touchline at Old Trafford with Porto or 'shushing' Liverpool fans, Mourinho was never predictable.
The last straw came when Charly lifted her eyes from the telly and called to me, "Mummy, the baby's crying" and, wait for it, "I carried her round the kitchen shushing her to sleep."
3 IF your baby wakes just as you put her down, make loud shushing sounds - it may remind her of the comforting noise in the womb.
After a bit of shushing, a flunky would come out and suggest a little tour in the fresh air for a couple of hours and politely close the door.