• (verb-intransitive): To move or act swiftly; hurry.
  • (verb-intransitive): To make a sudden or swift attack or charge.
  • (verb-intransitive): To flow or surge rapidly, often with noise: Tons of water rushed over the falls.
  • (verb-intransitive): Football To move the ball by running.
  • (verb-transitive): To cause to move or act with unusual haste or violence.
  • (verb-transitive): To perform with great haste: rushed completion of the project.
  • (verb-transitive): To attack swiftly and suddenly: Infantry rushed the enemy after the artillery barrage.
  • (verb-transitive): To transport or carry hastily: An ambulance rushed her to the hospital.
  • (verb-transitive): To entertain or pay great attention to: They rushed him for their fraternity.
  • (verb-transitive): Football To run at (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  • (noun): A sudden forward motion.
  • (noun): Surging emotion: a rush of shame.
  • (noun): An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place: a rush to the goldfields.
  • (noun): A sudden, very insistent, generalized demand: a rush for gold coins.
  • (noun): General haste or busyness: The office always operates in a rush.
  • (noun): A sudden attack; an onslaught.
  • (noun): A rapid, often noisy flow or passage. See Synonyms at flow.
  • (noun): Football An attempt to move the ball by running.
  • (noun): Football An act of running at a passer or kicker in order to block or prevent a play.
  • (noun): Sports A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.
  • (noun): The first, unedited print of a movie scene.
  • (noun): A time of attention, usually one in which extensive social activity occurs.
  • (noun): A drive by a Greek society on a college campus to recruit new members: a sorority rush.
  • (noun): The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
  • (noun): A sudden, brief exhilaration: A familiar rush overtook him each time the store announced a half-price special on expensive stereo equipment.
  • (adjective): Performed with or requiring great haste or urgency: a rush job; a rush order.
  • (noun): Any of various stiff marsh plants of the genus Juncus, having pliant hollow or pithy stems and small flowers with scalelike perianths.
  • (noun): Any of various similar, usually aquatic plants.
  • (noun): The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.

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  • (noun): (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
  • (noun): a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
  • (noun): the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
  • (noun): physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
  • (noun): grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
  • (noun): a sudden forceful flow
  • (noun): the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
  • (adjective): done under pressure; "a rush job"
  • (adjective): not accepting reservations
  • (verb): cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  • (verb): cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
  • (verb): run with the ball, in football
  • (verb): act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
  • (verb): urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
  • (verb): attack suddenly
  • (verb): move hurridly; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

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Example Sentences

  • At nine, sharp to the tick of the clock, the _rush, rush, rush_ of a field battery's shells passed overhead.

  • When DePo says we don’t want to rush any pitchers up to the big club it’s code for *we don’t really have anyone to rush*

  • Even the term "rush hour" is a misnomer, since when we are sitting in one we certainly are not rushing anywhere!

  • We blow the vuvuzela because we get an adrenalin rush from the creative noise it makes.

  • (Of course the endorphin rush from the large amount of caspaicin in the chili peppers didn't hurt either!)

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