from The Century Dictionary.

  • To gush forth, as water.
  • noun A gushing or rushing out; a gushing forth: as, a sudden outgush as of molten metal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To gush out; to flow forth.
  • noun A pouring out; an outburst.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To gush or flow outward.


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out- +‎ gush


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  • I have my arms round her, and kissed her as heartily as ever I kissed in my life, and gave way to a passionate outgush of emotion the most refreshing, for my parched soul had been in rage and torture for six weeks past, and this was a glimpse of Heaven.

    The Virginians 2006

  • Mars had played the game of the cuttlefish, which when pursued by its enemies darkens the water behind it by a sudden outgush of inky fluid and thus escapes the eye of its foe.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss

  • If some may deem the panegyric of these early manhood friends slightly too ornate and diffuse for good taste, the reply is that it is a genuine outgush, and not an overpartial estimate.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more, 1906

  • These, and many similar elaborate structures, are for the delight of the eye; but there are scores of modest fountains, at the corners of the ways, in shady or in sunny places, formed of an ancient sarcophagus receiving the everlasting tribute of two open-mouthed lion-heads, or other devices, whose arching outgush splashes into the receptacle made to hold death, but now immortally dedicated to the refreshment of life.

    Hawthorne and His Circle Julian Hawthorne 1890

  • Mars had played the game of the cuttlefish, which, when pursued by its enemies, darkens the water behind it by a sudden outgush of inky fluid, and thus escapes the eye of its foe.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars 1890

  • So overwhelming were his stores, that the writer remembers with grateful pleasure, when forgetting altogether the subject on hand he would stand up in front of his class, and in an outgush of eloquence, poetry, history, anecdote and humor, wrap us all as with enchantment.

    Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians John Hill 1884

  • At half-an-hour's walk beyond Porta San Pancrazio, beneath the wall of the Villa Doria, is a delightfully pompous ecclesiastical gateway of the seventeenth century, erected by Paul V to commemorate his restoration of the aqueducts through which the stream bearing his name flows towards the fine florid portico protecting its clear - sheeted outgush on the crest of the Janiculan.

    Italian Hours Henry James 1879

  • His eagerness to stand where he could hear her better, and see her into the bargain, made him start in his place, and this movement produced an outgush of mocking laughter on the part of his companion.

    The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II) Henry James 1879

  • Nowhere else have I seen such lessons given by a river in the streets of a city, such a glad, exulting, abounding outgush, crisp and clear from the mountains, dividing, falling, displaying its wealth, calling aloud in the midst of the busy throng, and making glorious offerings for every use of utility or adornment.

    Steep Trails John Muir 1876

  • It is not nearly so grand a fall as the upper Yosemite, or so symmetrical as the Vernal, or so airily graceful and simple as the Bridal Veil, nor does it ever display so tremendous an outgush of snowy magnificence as the Nevada; but in the exquisite fineness and richness of texture of its flowing folds it surpasses them all.

    The Yosemite John Muir 1876


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