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Meaning & Definition of Rush in English

English

Rush

/rəʃ/

noun

1. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

  • "In his haste to leave he forgot his book"
    synonym:
  • haste
  • ,
  • hurry
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • rushing

2. A sudden forceful flow

    synonym:
  • rush
  • ,
  • spate
  • ,
  • surge
  • ,
  • upsurge

3. Grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems

    synonym:
  • rush

4. Physician and american revolutionary leader

  • Signer of the declaration of independence (1745-1813)
    synonym:
  • Rush
  • ,
  • Benjamin Rush

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • bang
  • ,
  • boot
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • flush
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • kick

6. A sudden burst of activity

  • "Come back after the rush"
    synonym:
  • rush

7. (american football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

  • "The linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
    synonym:
  • rush
  • ,
  • rushing

verb

1. Move fast

  • "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"
  • "The cars raced down the street"
    synonym:
  • rush
  • ,
  • hotfoot
  • ,
  • hasten
  • ,
  • hie
  • ,
  • speed
  • ,
  • race
  • ,
  • pelt along
  • ,
  • rush along
  • ,
  • cannonball along
  • ,
  • bucket along
  • ,
  • belt along
  • ,
  • step on it

2. Attack suddenly

    synonym:
  • rush

3. Urge to an unnatural speed

  • "Don't rush me, please!"
    synonym:
  • rush
  • ,
  • hurry

4. Act or move at high speed

  • "We have to rush!"
  • "Hurry--it's late!"
    synonym:
  • rush
  • ,
  • hasten
  • ,
  • hurry
  • ,
  • look sharp
  • ,
  • festinate

5. Run with the ball, in football

    synonym:
  • rush

6. Cause to move fast or to rush or race

  • "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
    synonym:
  • race
  • ,
  • rush

7. Cause to occur rapidly

  • "The infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
    synonym:
  • induce
  • ,
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • hasten

adjective

1. Not accepting reservations

    synonym:
  • first-come-first-serve(p)
  • ,
  • rush

2. Done under pressure

  • "A rush job"
    synonym:
  • rush(a)
  • ,
  • rushed

Examples of using

At five o'clock, there's always a rush.
It was a rush job.
I was in a rush.