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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hush \Hush\ (h[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hushed (h[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hushing.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch quick, make haste, be silent.] 1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of. [1913 Webster] My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe. [1913 Webster] With thou, then, Hush my cares? --Otway. [1913 Webster] And hush'd my deepest grief of all. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To hush up, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to keep secret. "This matter is hushed up." --Pope. [1913 Webster]