WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
mush1 /mʌʃ or, esp. for 2-5. mʊʃ/USA pronunciation.    n. [uncountable]
  1. a thick mixture made by boiling meal, esp. cornmeal, in water or milk.
  2. any thick, soft mass.
  3. anything lacking force, substance, or strength:His arguments are nothing but mush.

v. [+ object]
  1. to squeeze or crush;
    crunch.

mush2 /mʌʃ/USA pronunciation   v. [no object]
  1. to go or travel, esp. over snow with a dog team and sled.

interj. 
  1. (used as an order to start or speed up a dog team):"Mush!'' she cried, and the team leaped ahead.

n. [countable]
  1. a trip or journey, esp. across snow and ice with a dog team.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mush1  (mush or, esp. for 2–5, mŏŏsh),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. meal, esp. 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.

v.t. 
  1. to squeeze or crush;
    crunch:to mush all the candy together in a sticky ball.
  • obscurely akin to mash1 1665–75, American.

mush2  (mush),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to go or travel, esp. over snow with a dog team and sled.

v.t. 
  1. to drive or spur on (sled dogs or a sled drawn by dogs).

interj. 
  1. go! (used as an order to start or speed up a dog team)

n. 
  1. a trip or journey, esp. across snow and ice with a dog team.
  • Canadian French, French marchons! let's go!; see march1
  • perh. origin, originally as phrasal verb, verbal mush on! 1895–1900


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

mush /mʌʃ/ n
  1. a soft pulpy mass or consistency
  2. US a thick porridge made from corn meal
  3. informal cloying sentimentality
vb
  1. (transitive) to reduce (a substance) to a soft pulpy mass
Etymology: 17th Century: from obsolete moose porridge; probably related to mash; compare Old English mōs food
mush /mʌʃ/ Canadian interj
  1. an order to dogs in a sled team to start up or go faster
vb
  1. to travel by or drive a dog sled
n
  1. a journey with a dogsled
Etymology: 19th Century: perhaps from French marchez or marchons, imperatives of marcher to advance



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