Mushing



[muhsh or especially for 2–5, moo sh] /mʌʃ or especially for 2–5, mʊʃ/

noun
1.
meal, especially cornmeal, boiled in water or milk until it forms a thick, soft mass, or until it is stiff enough to mold into a loaf for slicing and frying.
2.
any thick, soft mass.
3.
mawkish sentimentality or amorousness.
4.
anything unpleasantly or contemptibly lacking in coherence, force, dignity, etc.:
His entire argument was simply mush.
verb (used with object)
5.
to squeeze or crush; crunch:
to mush all the candy together in a sticky ball.
[muhsh] /mʌʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to go or travel, especially over snow with a dog team and sled.
verb (used with object)
2.
to drive or spur on (sled dogs or a sled drawn by dogs).
interjection
3.
go! (used as an order to start or speed up a dog team)
noun
4.
a trip or journey, especially across snow and ice with a dog team.
/mʌʃ/
noun
1.
a soft pulpy mass or consistency
2.
(US) a thick porridge made from corn meal
3.
(informal) cloying sentimentality
4.
(radio) interference in reception, esp a hissing noise
verb
5.
(transitive) to reduce (a substance) to a soft pulpy mass
/mʌʃ/
interjection
1.
an order to dogs in a sled team to start up or go faster
verb
2.
to travel by or drive a dog sled
3.
(intransitive) to travel on foot, esp with snowshoes
noun
4.
a journey with a dogsled
/mʊʃ/
noun (Brit)
1.
a slang word for face (sense 1)
/mʊʃ/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a familiar or contemptuous term of address
n.

“kind of porridge,” 1670s, in the American colonies, variant of mash (n.) “soft mixture.” Meaning “anything soft and thick” is attested from 1824.
interj.

command to sled dogs, first recorded 1862, as mouche, perhaps altered from French marchons! “advance!” (imperative of marcher “to march;” see march (v.)).
v.

“to pound to a pulp,” 1781, from mush (n.). Related: Mushed; mushing.

noun

[perhaps an alteration of mash, ”something soft and pulpy”]

noun

The face, esp the mouth and jaws: He pulled his mush away from the plate and sighed

[1859+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Romany, ”man”]

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