Phrasal Verbs

hush up

This page is about the phrasal verb hush up


to try to keep something secret, especially something that could damage the reputation of a person or an organization


cover up

For example

  • hush up sth Governments try to hush up anything that could damage their chances of being re-elected, such as corruption charges.

  • hush sth up When it became clear that he had died of a drug overdose, his family tried to hush it up.

Quick Quiz

Drug companies have been known to hush up results of studies that show their drugs could

a. help people

b. harm people

c. cure people

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