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  • n  a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
  • v  become quiet or still; fall silent
  • v  cause to be quiet or not talk
  • v  become quiet or quieter
  • v  wash by removing particles
  • v  run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

  • Being married somehow helps the body circumvent this mess, either by hushing the hypothalamus or reducing cortisol production.
  • Was rather low-energy and sometimes meandering, however, hushing the crowd rather than riling them up.
  • A computer initiates vibrations through special absorbers to counter those from the propellers, reducing the resonance of the airframe and hushing the cabin about 4 db quieter than .
News & Articles

  • Another State Dept. tryst and shout
    WASHINGTON — Another case has emerged of top State Department officials hushing up an investigation into inappropriate sexual shenanigans by a member of a US diplomatic mission.A married Foreign Service officer in a “critical threat” country had a sexual romp with a local woman working at the embassy — violating the...
    June 14, 2013 - New York Post

  • Manohar Parrikar in Indopia
    The state government cannot face opposition and hence is hushing up the sessions. They are not adhering to the stipulated norms of having sessions for atleast 40 days a year,Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar told PTI, at the end of the...
  • Antonio Pierce in New York Times
    Pierce said, "There's nothing better than going in somebody else's stadium and kind of hushing the crowd."
  • Mitt Romney in Boston Globe
    Hushing up of circumstances or giving the appearance that there will be a hushing up of circumstance is something which I think suggests that the attorney general may not have gotten the message that is emanating from this building,Romney...

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