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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. a sudden burst of activity; " come back after the rush"
  16. 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"
  17. cause to occur rapidly; " the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  18. A name given to many aquatic or marsh- growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
  19. The merest trifle; a straw.
  20. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
  21. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
  22. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
  23. To recite ( a lesson) or pass ( an examination) without an error.
  24. 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.
  25. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
  26. A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.
  27. The act of running with the ball.
  28. 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.
  29. To move or press forward with haste; enter or do with undue haste or eagerness.
  30. 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.
  31. To move with a shaking, rustling noise, as the wind: to move forward violently: to enter rashly and hastily.
  32. A rushing or driving forward.
  33. A plant with a round stem and no leaves, common in wet ground.
  34. To move forward with violence.
  35. Violent forward motion; a leafless slender plant growing in marshes.
  36. To drive or push with violent haste; hurry.
  37. To move or enter precipitately.
  38. A grass- like herb, having soft, pliant stems.
  39. A worthless thing.
  40. The act of rushing.
  41. Extraordinary haste or pressure.
  42. A plant growing mostly in wet ground; anything proverbially worthless.
  43. A driving forward with eagerness and haste; a run.
  44. To press forward with impetuosity; to enter with undue eagerness.
  45. To tumble down with rapidity, as a stream; to move with force or violence; to enter with undue haste or eagerness.
  46. A violent motion or course; a driving forward with eagerness and haste.
  47. A plant of many species growing on wet ground; anything worthless or of little value.
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Usage examples for rush

  1. If he couldn't have liberty, he wanted to die, but he was in no great rush about it. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  2. The moment her mother ceased, Saffy jumped down and made a rush for the door. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  3. " Then we'll get up and rush them from behind. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  4. They made a rush, however, but it was too late. – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  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. A rush of night air struck him from a wide- open window. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. What's the rush now? – Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison
  8. Do not rush to the bell! – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  9. I exclaimed, feeling the tears rush to my eyes. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  10. My rush flung me against Tolla. – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. A johur, a last death- rush, is it not? – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  14. Now you know yourself that rush work is hard on the nerves. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  15. It will come now with a rush.... – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  16. Rush is the name. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  17. " No, mamma, that is still my privilege," said Helen, with a rush, of tears. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  18. 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
  19. Rush into the crowd, and get success." – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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