What is the meaning of hush up?


  • Cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error.
    • usage: "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
  • Cause to be quiet or not talk.
    • usage: "Please silence the children in the church"
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APAWordNet. (2010). hush up. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/hush_up/definitions/1285999
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