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Rush meaning

rush - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; " the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
  2. 2. a sudden burst of activity; " come back after the rush"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. cause to occur rapidly; " the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  5. 5. A name given to many aquatic or marsh- growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
  6. 6. The merest trifle; a straw.
  7. 7. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
  8. 8. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
  9. 9. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
  10. 10. To recite ( a lesson) or pass ( an examination) without an error.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
  13. 13. A perfect recitation.
  14. 14. A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.
  15. 15. The act of running with the ball.
  16. 16. To move forward with violence.
  17. 17. Violent forward motion; a leafless slender plant growing in marshes.

rush - examples of usage

  1. I well remember the first wedding which took place at " New Rush." - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The red rush of fire in the air! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. The first arrival came in with a rush. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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