hush hush  /ˈhəʃ/


  1. (n) (poetic) tranquil silence
  2. (v) become quiet or still; fall silent
  3. (v) cause to be quiet or not talk
  4. (v) become quiet or quieter
  5. (v) wash by removing particles
  6. (v) run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

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  1. The hush along the industrial front was almost unearthly.
  2. Ponti, then married, had tried keeping his relationship with Loren hush-hush, as his lawyers won a Mexican divorce from his estranged wife, Giuliana.
  3. Third, and this is still pretty hush-hush, is that there's a career trade-off.


  1. In Wildwood, playing for all the marbles

    WILDWOOD - There was a hush as Emily Cavacini lined up the shot. The 11-year-old steadily eyed the final target, a navy blue marble glinting in the afternoon sun, then knocked it out of the ring with her shooter marble.
    on June 21, 2013     Source:

  2. The Limousines’ new album "Hush" is brutally honest

    The band that met on the internet returned there to collect pledges for its newest album "Hush." The band, The Limousines raised $75,808 and with that began recording their new album. Why were they raising money?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Independent Florida Alligator

  3. Legion fish fry is Friday

    The American Legion Post 138 in Bolivar will host a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 21. Dinner consists of fish, coleslaw, French fries, hush puppies and drink. Cost is $6 per person.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bolivar Herald-Free Press


  1. "It feels good to hush up all that and solidify the fact that we are here for real," Truex said. "We are going to win races and contend for championships in the future."
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Martin Truex Source:

  2. "I couldn't cancel my tour," Abdul explained. "I didn't want anyone to count me out. I tried to keep everything hush-hush."
    on May 5, 2009 By: Paula Abdul Source: Entertainment Weekly

  3. "On the third day I was in hospital, the deputy head of Special Branch in Guildford visited me and said there was no crime, no poison," Gordievsky said. "I realised that they wanted to hush up the crime. There has been accusation and...
    on Apr 5, 2008 By: Oleg Gordievsky Source: AFP

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