Rush Definition

rŭsh
rushed, rushes, rushing
verb
rushed, rushes, rushing
To move or go swiftly or impetuously; dash.
Webster's New World
To act with great haste.
Rushed to finish the project.
American Heritage
To dash recklessly or rashly.
Webster's New World
To make a swift, sudden attack or assault on; charge.
Webster's New World
To make a swift, sudden attack or assault (on or upon); charge.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
racehastenstimulateinducefestinatelook-sharphurrystep-on-itbelt alongbucket alongcannonball alongrush-alongpelt alongspeedhie
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noun
rushes
A sudden movement toward something.
A rush to leave the room.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
Intense activity; busyness; haste; hurry.
The rush of modern life.
Webster's New World
A sudden widespread demand.
A rush for gold coins.
American Heritage
A sudden, swift attack or assault; onslaught.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Performed with or requiring great haste or urgency.
A rush job; a rush order.
American Heritage
Necessitating haste.
Rush orders.
Webster's New World

Characterized by a rush.

Rush hours.
Webster's New World
Designating a family (Juncaceae, order Juncales) of grasslike monocotyledonous plants with a 6-parted perianth, tufted leaves, and the fruit in capsules.
Webster's New World
proper name
1745-1813; Am. physician: signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

(computing) A dialect of the language PL/1.

Wiktionary

An English occupational surname for someone who made things from rushes.

Wiktionary
idiom
with a rush
  • suddenly and forcefully
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Rush

Noun

Singular:
rush
Plural:
rushes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Rush

  • 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

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