Definition of Hush up

1. Verb. Cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error. "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"

Exact synonyms: Gloss Over, Sleek Over, Whitewash
Generic synonyms: Cover, Cover Up
Derivative terms: Whitewash



2. Verb. Cause to be quiet or not talk. "Please silence the children in the church!"
Exact synonyms: Hush, Quieten, Shut Up, Silence, Still
Specialized synonyms: Shush, Calm Down, Lull, Shout Down, Gag, Muzzle
Causes: Hush
Generic synonyms: Conquer, Curb, Inhibit, Stamp Down, Subdue, Suppress
Related verbs: Hush, Pipe Down, Quiesce, Quiet, Quiet Down, Quieten
Derivative terms: Hush, Silence, Silence, Silence, Silencer, Silencer, Still
Antonyms: Louden

Definition of Hush up

1. Verb. (intransitive informal) To become quiet; to cease making sounds. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To keep secret, to prevent from becoming known. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hush Up

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husbandly
husbandman
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husbands
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hush money
hush one's mouth
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hush up (current term)
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Literary usage of Hush up

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1. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1879)
"for Sir Peter and his wife were •willing to hush up the matter. Two hours later Lady Char- The plunder was all found in a "meigh had recovered possession of ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"Brer Fox roll his eye en say, 'Man, ain't you gwine ter hush up, 'fo' you gi' me de ... Please hush up! ' " De little Rabs play off furder en furder, ..."

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