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Speech or especially writing that is overly or sloppily sentimental. I'm so embarrassed to read the slush I used to fill my old journals with when I was a teenager. Sometimes a bit of slush is all you really want in a book when you're lounging at the beach or by a pool.
An ancillary or reserve fund that has been accumulated or set aside for undesignated or unspecified purposes, especially those that are or are viewed as being illicit, corrupt, or morally questionable. It has come to light that the senator paid for special treatment by the newspapers out of her party's slush fund. The CEO instructed his lawyer to use the company's slush fund to settle the lawsuit out of court.
1. Of snow or ice, to melt partially, becoming sloppy and wet in the process. The ice along the river began slushing up as the cold snap finally subsided.
2. To cause something to turn into slush. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slush" and "up." I like to freeze fruit juice in ice cube trays, then put them in the blender and slush them up with some fresh fruit and yogurt. The warm sun began immediately slushing up the snow in the front yard.
3. To cover or splatter something with slush. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slush" and "up." Would you go out and scrape the melted snow off the windscreen for me? I don't want to slush up my new suede boots. The workers slushed my floor up as they trudged in and out of the house in their work boots.
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to become messy with slush. As the winter storm increases in intensity, the roads will slush up and become impassable. After an hour of snow and rain, the roads were so slushed up that we could not travel.
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n. a fund of money that can be used for various unofficial and discretionary purposes. How much is left in the slush fund?
in. to drink liquor; to get drunk. They slushed up for a while and went out to look for some chicks.
mod. alcohol intoxicated. I hate to come home slushed and wake up everybody. I have to sing, you see.
See slushed up
See also: slush
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