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bush



Pronunciation: (boosh), [key]
n.
1. a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground.
2. a small cluster of shrubs appearing as a single plant.
3. something resembling or suggesting this, as a thick, shaggy head of hair.
4. Also called bush lot. Canadian.a small, wooded lot, esp. a farm lot with trees left standing to provide firewood, fence posts, etc.
5. the tail of a fox; brush.
6. Geog.a stretch of uncultivated land covered with mixed plant growth, bushy vegetation, trees, etc.
7. a large uncleared area thickly covered with mixed plant growth, trees, etc., as a jungle.
8. a large, sparsely populated area most of which is uncleared, as areas of Australia and Alaska.
9. a tree branch hung as a sign before a tavern or vintner's shop.
10. any tavern sign.
11. Slang (vulgar). pubic hair.
12. Archaic.a wineshop.
13. beat around or about the bush, to avoid coming to the point; delay in approaching a subject directly: Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you want.
14. beat the bushes, to scout or search for persons or things far and wide: beating the bushes for engineers.
15. go bush, Australian.
a. to flee or escape into the bush.
b. Slang.to become wild.

v.i.
to be or become bushy; branch or spread as or like a bush.

v.t.
to cover, protect, support, or mark with a bush or bushes.

adj.
bush-league.

bush



Pronunciation: (boosh), [key]
n.
1. a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing by friction, erosion, etc.
2. a bushing.

v.t.
to furnish with a bush; line with metal.

Bush



Pronunciation: (boosh), [key]
n.
1. George (Herbert Walker), born 1924, U.S. politician: vice president 1981–89; 41st president of the U.S. 1989–93.
2. Van•ne•var Pronunciation: (vu-nē'vär, -vur), [key] 1890–1974, U.S. electrical engineer: education and research administrator.

bush.




bushel; bushels.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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