- n. 烂泥；污水；水泥砂浆；胡说八道
- vt. 溅湿；给…灌砂浆；给…上润滑油
- vi. 溅泼；在融雪中走
来自辅音丛 sl-,黏滑的，淤泥的，泥浆的，比较 slop,slosh,slough,sludge.引申词义融雪，雪泥。
- slush:  Like the very similar (and perhaps ultimately identical) slosh  and sludge , slush probably originated in imitation of the sound of squelching or splashing. The similarity of early modern Danish slus ‘sleet, mud’ and Norwegian slusk ‘slushy’ suggests the possibility of a Scandinavian borrowing rather than a native formation. Slush fund  comes from the use of slush for ‘grease that is a byproduct of cooking in a ship’s galley’, the allusion being to the ‘greasing’ of people’s palms with money.
- slush (n.)
- 1640s, "melting snow, snow and water," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian and Swedish slask "slushy ground;" obsolete Danish slus "sleet"), all probably imitative of the sound of sloshing. Slush fund is first attested 1839, from an earlier sense of slush "refuse fat" (1756); the money from the sale of a ship's slush was distributed among the officers, which was the original sense of the phrase. The extended meaning "money collected for bribes and to buy influence" is first recorded 1874, no doubt with suggestions of "greasing" palms.
- 1. He's accused of misusing $17.5 million from a secret government slush fund.
- 2. In the city the clean white snow had turned to grey slush.
- 3. A pair of wide tracks led through the slush and mud.
- 4. There was dirty brown slush all over the roads and pavements.
- 5. The snow had turned to slush.
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