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  Definition of rush
  1. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
  2. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
  3. a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
  4. a sudden forceful flow
  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"
  6. physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
  7. grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
  8. urge to an unnatural speed; "Don''t rush me, please!"
  9. act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it''s late!"
  10. attack suddenly
  11. cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  12. step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
  13. cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
  14. run with the ball, in football
  15. not accepting reservations
Similar Words: haste, hurry, rushing, spate, surge, upsurge, bang, boot, charge, flush, thrill, kick, Rush, Benjamin Rush, hasten, look sharp, festinate, induce, stimulate, hotfoot, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, first-come-first-serve(p)

 

See Also: accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken

 

Hyponyms: dash, bolt, scamper, scramble, scurry, debris surge, debris storm, onrush, bulrush, bullrush, common rush, soft rush, Juncus effusus, jointed rush, Juncus articulatus, toad rush, Juncus bufonius, hard rush, Juncus inflexus, salt rush, Juncus leseurii, slender rush, Juncus tenuis, charge, bear down, barge, thrust ahead, push forward, tear, shoot, shoot down, buck, dart, scoot, scud, flash

 

Member Meronyms: Juncaceae, family Juncaceae, rush family

 

Derivational Morphology: hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, hurry, look sharp, festinate, travel rapidly, zip, billow, surge, heave, tide, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify, tickle, vibrate, agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, haste, rushing, festination, hastiness, hurriedness, precipitation, rusher, induction, inducement, inducing, velocity, swiftness, fastness, speeding, hurrying, racer, race driver, automobile driver

 

Anagrams: Rhus

 

 
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