- Rush is defined as to suddenly move quickly or to hurry.
An example of to rush is for someone to run after another person who just left in order to catch up with them.
rush definition by Webster's New World
- to move or go swiftly or impetuously; dash
- to dash recklessly or rashly
- to make a swift, sudden attack or assault (on or upon); charge
- to pass, come, go, come into view, act, etc. swiftly, suddenly, or hastily: a thought rushing into the mind
- ☆ Football to run with the ball after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
Origin: Middle English ruschen ; from Anglo-French russher ; from Middle French ruser, to repel, avert, origin, originally , to mislead ; from Old French reuser: see ruse
- to move, send, push, drive, etc. swiftly, violently, or hastily: we rushed him to the hospital
- to do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry: to rush an order, a person at work, etc.
- to make a swift, sudden attack or assault on; charge
- to overcome or capture by such an attack or assault
- ☆ Informal
- to lavish attentions on, as in courting
- to entertain with parties or the like prior to inviting to join a fraternity or sorority
- ☆ Football
- to run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
- the act of rushing
- an eager movement of many people to get to a place, as to a region where gold has recently been found
- intense activity; busyness; haste; hurry: the rush of modern life
- a sudden, swift attack or assault; onslaught
- ☆ a kind of scrimmage contest between groups of college students, as between freshmen and sophomores
- a press, as of business or traffic, necessitating unusual haste or effort: the morning rush
- the first, sudden euphoric effect of taking a narcotic, amphetamine, etc.
- a sudden thrill of pleasure
- ☆ Football a play in which an offensive back rushes with the ball
- Film a first print made shortly after the filming of a scene or scenes, for inspection by the director, etc.
- necessitating haste: rush orders
- characterized by a rush (): rush hours
- rusher noun
- any of a genus (Juncus) of plants of the rush family, having small, greenish flowers: rushes usually grow in wet places and the round stems and pliant leaves of some species are used in making baskets, mats, ropes, etc.
- any of various similar plants, as the bulrushes or horsetails
Origin: Middle English rusche ; from Old English risc, akin to Middle Dutch risch, Norwegian rusk ; from Indo-European base an unverified form rezg-, to plait, twist from source Sanskrit rájju, Classical Latin restis, cord
rush definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb rushed, rush·ing, rush·es verb, intransitive
- To move or act swiftly; hurry.
- To make a sudden or swift attack or charge.
- To flow or surge rapidly, often with noise: Tons of water rushed over the falls.
- Football To move the ball by running.
- To cause to move or act with unusual haste or violence.
- To perform with great haste: rushed completion of the project.
- To attack swiftly and suddenly: Infantry rushed the enemy after the artillery barrage.
- To transport or carry hastily: An ambulance rushed her to the hospital.
- To entertain or pay great attention to: They rushed him for their fraternity.
- Football To run at (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
- A sudden forward motion.
- a. Surging emotion: a rush of shame.b. An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place: a rush to the goldfields.c. A sudden, very insistent, generalized demand: a rush for gold coins.
- General haste or busyness: The office always operates in a rush.
- A sudden attack; an onslaught.
- A rapid, often noisy flow or passage. See Synonyms at flow.
- Football a. An attempt to move the ball by running.b. An act of running at a passer or kicker in order to block or prevent a play.
- Sports A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.
- rushes The first, unedited print of a movie scene.
- a. A time of attention, usually one in which extensive social activity occurs.b. A drive by a Greek society on a college campus to recruit new members: a sorority rush.
- a. The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.b. A sudden, brief exhilaration: A familiar rush overtook him each time the store announced a half-price special on expensive stereo equipment.
Origin: Middle English rushen, from Anglo-Norman russher, variant of Old French ruser, to drive back, from Latin recūsāre, to reject : re-, re- + causārī, to give as a reason (from causa, cause).
- rushˈer noun
- a. Any of various stiff marsh plants of the genus Juncus, having pliant hollow or pithy stems and small flowers with scalelike perianths.b. Any of various similar, usually aquatic plants.
- The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English rysc.
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rush - Medical Definition
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rush - Phrases/Idioms
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