b) [transitive]if something gushes a liquid, the liquid pours out quickly and in large quantities [= spurt]:
The wound gushed blood.
2 [intransitive and transitive]to express your praise, pleasure etc in a way that other people think is too strong:
'I simply loved your book,' she gushed.
3alsogush out [intransitive]if words or emotions gush out, you suddenly express them very strongly:
All that pent up frustration gushed out in a torrent of abuse.
WORD FOCUS: praise WORD FOCUS: praise similar words:complimentv, n, say good things about to praise someone a lot:rave about, gush, sing somebody's praises to praise someone in an insincere way:flatter, butter up ➔ See alsopraise
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.