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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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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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