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Definition 1: cause to be quiet or not talk - [verb of change]

Samples where hush up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please silence the children in the church!

Synonyms for hush up in the sense of this definition

(hush up is a kind of ...) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

(... is a kind of hush up ) silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'

(... is a kind of hush up ) become quiet or less intensive

"the fighting lulled for a moment"

(... is a kind of hush up ) silence or overwhelm by shouting

(... is a kind of hush up ) prevent from speaking out

"The press was gagged"

(hush up causes ...) become quiet or still; fall silent

"hush my baby!"

(hush up has a similar meaning as ...) become quiet or quieter

"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Definition 2: cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error - [verb of perception]

Samples where hush up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin
  • She tried to gloss over her mistakes

Synonyms for hush up in the sense of this definition

(hush up is a kind of ...) hide from view or knowledge

"The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

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