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  1. rush
    IPA[rəSH]
  2. verb

    • 1. move with urgent haste:

      Jason rushed after her I rushed outside and hailed a taxi
      Synonym : hurry, dash, run, race, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, zoom, go hell for leather, pound, plunge, dive, whisk, streak, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble, make haste, hasten, bustle, bundle, stampede, tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, whip, step on it, get a move on, hotfoot it, leg it, steam, put on some speed, go like a bat out of hell, bomb, bucket, wheech, boogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out, cut along, drag/tear/haul ass, fleet, post, hie, haste
    • 2. (of air or a liquid) flow strongly:

      the water rushed in through the great oaken gates
      Synonym : flow, pour, gush, surge, stream, cascade, shoot, swirl, run, course, spout, spurt, pump, jet, sloosh
    • 3. act with great haste:

      as soon as the campaign started they rushed into action shoppers rushed to buy computers
      Synonym : send rapidly, pass rapidly, hurry, push, hasten, speed, hustle, press, steamroller, force, railroad
    • 4. force (someone) to act hastily:

      I don't want to rush you into something
    • 5. take (someone) somewhere with great haste:

      an ambulance was waiting to rush him to the hospital
    • 6. deliver (something) quickly to (someone):

      we'll rush you a copy at once
    • 7. produce and distribute something, or put something up for sale, very quickly:

      a rewritten textbook was rushed out last autumn
    • 8. deal with (something) hurriedly:

      panic measures were rushed through Congress
    • 9. dash toward (someone or something) in an attempt to attack or capture:

      he rushed the stronghold
      Synonym : attack, charge, run at, fly at, assail, storm, attempt to capture
    • 10. advance rapidly toward (an offensive player, especially the quarterback):

      a linebacker who was gifted in rushing the quarterback
    • 11. gain a specified amount of yardage or score a touchdown or conversion by running from scrimmage with the ball:

      he rushed for 100 yards on 22 carries
    • 12. entertain (a new student) in order to assess their suitability for membership in a college fraternity or sorority.

    • 13. (of a student) visit (a college fraternity or sorority) with a view toward joining it:

      he rushed three fraternities

    noun

    • 1. a sudden quick movement toward something, typically by a number of people:

      there was a rush for the door
    • 2. a sudden flow or flood:

      she felt a rush of cold air
      Synonym : gust, draft, flurry
    • 3. a flurry of hasty activity:

      the pre-Christmas rush a rush job
      Synonym : hustle and bustle, commotion, bustle, hubbub, hurly-burly, flurry of activity, stir, hurry-scurry, hurry, haste, dispatch, urgency
    • 4. a sudden strong demand for a commodity:

      there's been a rush on
      Synonym : demand, clamor, call, request, run (on)
    • 5. a sudden intense feeling:

      Mark felt a rush of anger
    • 6. a sudden thrill or feeling of euphoria such as experienced after taking certain drugs:

      users experience a rush
    • 7. a rapid advance by a defensive player or players, especially toward the quarterback.

    • 8. an act of running from scrimmage with the ball to gain yardage.

    • 9. the first prints made of a movie after a period of shooting:

      after the shoot the agency team will see the rushes
    • 10. the process whereby college fraternities or sororities entertain new students in order to assess suitability for membership:

      ranking pledges during rush rush week
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: rush, plural noun: rushes

    • v.: verb: rush, 3rd person present: rushes, gerund or present participle: rushing, past tense: rushed, past participle: rushed

    • noun

      an erect, tufted marsh or waterside plant resembling a sedge or grass, with inconspicuous greenish or brownish flowers. Widely distributed in temperate areas, some kinds are used for matting, chair seats, and baskets.

      used in names of plants of wet habitats that are similar to rushes, e.g. flowering rush.

    • verb

      move with urgent haste:

      (of air or a liquid) flow strongly:

    • noun

      a sudden quick movement towards something, typically by a number of people:

      a sudden flow or flood:

    • noun

      an erect, tufted marsh or waterside plant resembling a sedge or grass, with inconspicuous greenish or brownish flowers. Widely distributed in temperate areas, some kinds are used for matting, chair seats, and baskets.

      used in names of plants of wet habitats that are similar to rushes, e.g. flowering rush.

    • adjective

      moving with urgent haste:

      (of air or a liquid) flowing strongly:

    • noun

      the action of moving with urgent haste:

      the action of advancing rapidly toward an offensive player, especially the quarterback:

    • adjective

      done or completed too hurriedly; hasty:

      (of a person) short of time; hurrying:

    • adjective

      moving with urgent haste:

      (of air or a liquid) flowing strongly:

    • noun

      the action of moving with urgent haste:

      the action of advancing rapidly towards an opposing player, especially the quarterback:

    • adjective

      done or completed too hurriedly; hasty:

      (of a person) short of time; hurrying:

    • noun

      an attempt by a defensive player or players to prevent a pass by charging toward the quarterback at the line of scrimmage:
    • noun

      a physical feeling of intense excitement and stimulation caused by the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands:
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