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Definitions of rush

  1. the swift release of a store of affective force; " they got a great bang out of it"; " what a rush!"; " he does it for kicks"
  2. step on it; " He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; " The cars raced down the street"
  3. physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence ( 1745- 1813)
  4. act or move at high speed; " We have to rush!"; " hurry-- it's late!"
  5. not accepting reservations
  6. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; " in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
  7. urge to an unnatural speed; " Don't rush me, please!"
  8. cause to move fast or to rush or race; " The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
  9. run with the ball, in football
  10. ( football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; " the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
  11. a sudden burst of activity; " come back after the rush"; " he joined the gold rush"
  12. a sudden forceful flow
  13. grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
  14. attack suddenly
  15. done under pressure; " a rush job"
  16. ( American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; " the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
  17. a sudden burst of activity; " come back after the rush"
  18. 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"
  19. cause to occur rapidly; " the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  20. A name given to many aquatic or marsh- growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
  21. The merest trifle; a straw.
  22. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
  23. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
  24. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
  25. To recite ( a lesson) or pass ( an examination) without an error.
  26. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.
  27. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
  28. A perfect recitation.
  29. A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.
  30. The act of running with the ball.
  31. A driving forward with eagerness and haste; any of many plants growing on wet ground; anything worthless or of little value; colloquially, an extraordinary demand for activity and haste; as the Christmas rush in a store.
  32. To move or press forward with haste; enter or do with undue haste or eagerness.
  33. To cause to move with speed; hurry; as, to rush a man off to his work; to make an attack on and occupy; as, to rush a fortiflcation.
  34. To move with a shaking, rustling noise, as the wind: to move forward violently: to enter rashly and hastily.
  35. A rushing or driving forward.
  36. A plant with a round stem and no leaves, common in wet ground.
  37. To move forward with violence.
  38. Violent forward motion; a leafless slender plant growing in marshes.
  39. To drive or push with violent haste; hurry.
  40. To move or enter precipitately.
  41. A grass- like herb, having soft, pliant stems.
  42. A worthless thing.
  43. The act of rushing.
  44. Extraordinary haste or pressure.
  45. A plant growing mostly in wet ground; anything proverbially worthless.
  46. A driving forward with eagerness and haste; a run.
  47. To press forward with impetuosity; to enter with undue eagerness.
  48. To tumble down with rapidity, as a stream; to move with force or violence; to enter with undue haste or eagerness.
  49. A violent motion or course; a driving forward with eagerness and haste.
  50. A plant of many species growing on wet ground; anything worthless or of little value.
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Quotes of rush

  1. Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread. – Norman Ralph Augustine
  2. For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush rush rush we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. – Robert Benchley
  3. Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk. – Robert Benchley
  4. It's an addictive thing. It's not so much I like to go win, but it's a rush – Corbin Bernsen
  5. It's not so much I like to go win, but it's a rush A horrible gut wrenching thing, but it's exciting. – Corbin Bernsen
  6. Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on -going rush for so -called modernization. – Alex Campbell
  7. I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there. – Michael Chabon
  8. One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God. – Anna Julia Cooper
  9. Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30. – John Cusack
  10. The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens. – Gustave Flaubert
  11. I find too often in the wrestling business, you just wrestle, get to the hotel, make your money. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself to enjoy my life and not just rush through. – Owen Hart
  12. Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death. – Rupert Holmes
  13. I would like to think that Ben and myself have begun a partnership that will take us into different areas of music that we can continue to write, enjoy and keep me involved with music other then what I do with RUSH – Geddy Lee
  14. I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun. – Bob Newhart

Usage examples for rush

  1. They made a rush however, but it was too late. – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  2. What's the rush now? – Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison
  3. Come down, he called up to the open window, but Faith was already coming over the stairs with a rush – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  4. The moment her mother ceased, Saffy jumped down and made a rush for the door. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  5. " Let's rush the fort," cried Jim; and breaking into the open, he headed a wild dash. – A Tale of the Summer Holidays by G. Mockler
  6. Do not rush to the bell! – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  7. A rush of night air struck him from a wide- open window. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. A johur, a last death- rush is it not? – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  9. If he couldn't have liberty, he wanted to die, but he was in no great rush about it. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  10. You can't rush up to pretty girls in the street and tell them you are lonely. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  11. I exclaimed, feeling the tears rush to my eyes. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  12. Rush is the name. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  13. Now you know yourself that rush work is hard on the nerves. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  14. It will come now with a rush – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  15. " Then we'll get up and rush them from behind. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  16. Then the board of this or that makes its plan public, and there is a rush to get my land, which nobody cared particular for before. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  17. Rush into the crowd, and get success." – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. " No, mamma, that is still my privilege," said Helen, with a rush of tears. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  19. My rush flung me against Tolla. – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings

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