Meaning of mush

mush

Pronunciation: (mush or, esp. for 2–5, moosh), [key]
— 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.

mush

Pronunciation: (mush), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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