Bum-rush meaning

bŭmrŭsh
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To charge at or into (a person or place).

Groupies who bum-rushed the musician's dressing room.

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To force one's way into; to crash.
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(idiomatic) Storming into an establishment.
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Origin of bum-rush

  • bum tramp rush

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Usage occurred May 4th, 1939 in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake meaning rapidly rushing towards and crashing against ("... came at this timecoloured place where we live in our paroqial fermament one tide on another, with a bumrush in a hull of a wherry, the twin turbane dhow,").

    From Wiktionary

  • Originates from the 1980s, as slang for the stampede of people created by a police raid.

    From Wiktionary