Rush meaning

rŭsh
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.

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The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
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To move swiftly; hurry.

Rushed after the bus.

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To act with great haste.

Rushed to finish the project.

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To flow or surge rapidly, often with noise.

Water rushed over the cliff.

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To advance the ball or attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it rather than passing.
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To cause to act with haste.

Made a mistake because we were rushed.

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To perform with great haste.

Had to rush the project to complete it on time.

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To attack swiftly and suddenly.

Infantry rushed the enemy after the artillery barrage.

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To transport or carry hastily.

An ambulance rushed her to the hospital.

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To entertain or pay great attention to.

They rushed him for their fraternity.

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To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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A sudden movement toward something.

A rush to leave the room.

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General haste or busyness.

The office always operates in a rush.

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A sudden attack; an onslaught.
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A rapid, often noisy flow or passage.

Listened to the rush of the wind.

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A large or overwhelming number or amount.

A rush of last-minute holiday orders.

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A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.
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The first, unedited print of a movie scene.
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A drive by a Greek society on a college campus to recruit new members.

A sorority rush.

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Performed with or requiring great haste or urgency.

A rush job; a rush order.

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To make a swift, sudden attack or assault (on or upon); charge.
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To pass, come, go, come into view, act, etc. swiftly, suddenly, or hastily.

A thought rushing into the mind.

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To run with the ball after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout.
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To move, send, push, drive, etc. swiftly, violently, or hastily.

We rushed him to the hospital.

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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.

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The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place.

A rush to buy concert tickets, the California gold rush.

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Intense activity; busyness; haste; hurry.

The rush of modern life.

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A sudden, swift attack or assault; onslaught.
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The period during which fraternity or sorority recruitment takes place.
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A press, as of business or traffic, necessitating unusual haste or effort.

The morning rush.

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A play in which an offensive back rushes with the ball.
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A first print made shortly after the filming of a scene or scenes, for inspection as by the director.
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Necessitating haste.

Rush orders.

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Characterized by a rush.

Rush hours.

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Any of various similar plants, as the bulrushes or horsetails.
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Designating a family (Juncaceae, order Juncales) of grasslike monocotyledonous plants with a 6-parted perianth, tufted leaves, and the fruit in capsules.
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1745-1813; Am. physician: signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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(computing) A dialect of the language PL/1.
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An English occupational surname for someone who made things from rushes.
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To make a sudden or swift attack or charge.

The cavalry rushed down upon the encampment.

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To cause to move rapidly.

Had to rush fresh troops to the front lines.

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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.
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with a rush
  • Suddenly and forcefully.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

with a rush

Origin of rush

  • 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)

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

  • Middle English from Old English rysc

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