|Origin:||husht 'silent, hushed' (15-19 centuries), from husht a word used to tell people to keep quiet|
used to tell people to be quiet or to comfort a child who is crying or upset:
Hush, now. Try to get to sleep.
2 [transitive] written
to make someone stop shouting, talking, crying etc:
Ella asked them to hush their voices.
3 [intransitive] written
to stop shouting, talking etc:
The audience hushed as he stepped onto the stage.
hush something ↔ upphrasal verb
The whole affair was hushed up by the government.