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Verb: rush  rúsh
  1. Move fast
    "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
    - hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it, travel rapidly, hurry, zip
     
  2. Attack suddenly
     
  3. Urge to an unnatural speed
    "Don't rush me, please!";
    - hurry
     
  4. Act or move at high speed
    "We have to rush!";
    - hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate [archaic], hurry up, make haste, get a move on
     
  5. Run with the ball, in football
     
  6. Cause to move fast or to rush or race
    "The psychologist rushed the rats through a long maze";
    - race
     
  7. Cause to occur rapidly
    - induce, stimulate, hasten, accelerate, speed up
Noun: rush  rúsh
  1. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    "in his rush to leave he forgot his book";
    - haste, hurry, rushing
     
  2. A sudden forceful flow
    - spate, surge, upsurge, upswell
     
  3. Grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
     
  4. A sudden pleasurable excitement
    "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin";
    - bang, boot, charge, flush, thrill, kick
     
  5. A sudden burst of activity
    "come back after the rush"
     
  6. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
    "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush";
    - rushing
Adjective: rush  rúsh
  1. Not accepting reservations
    - first-come-first-serve
     
  2. Done under pressure
    "a rush job";
    - rushed
Noun: Rush
  1. Physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    - Benjamin Rush

Derived forms: rushing, rushed, rushes

See also: hurried, unreserved

Type of: act, American Revolutionary leader, assail, assault, attack, bog plant, burst, displace, doc, doctor, Dr., effect, effectuate, excitement, exhilaration, exhort, flare-up, flow, flowing, go, locomote, marsh plant, MD, medico, motion, move, movement, outburst, physician, press, run, running, running game, running play, set on, set up, swamp plant, travel, urge, urge on

Antonym: delay, linger

Part of: family Juncaceae, Juncaceae, rush family

Encyclopedia: Rush, New York