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Noun: rushing  rú-shing
  1. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
    - rush
     
  2. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    - haste, hurry, rush
Verb: rush  rúsh
  1. Move or travel very quickly
    "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
    - hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], pelt [informal], belt [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal]
     
  2. Attack suddenly
     
  3. Urge to an unnatural speed
    "Don't rush me, please!";
    - hurry
     
  4. Move faster or act quickly or quicker
    "We have to rush!";
    - hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate [archaic], make haste, get a move on [informal], hurry up
     
  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

Derived forms: rushings

Type of: act, assail, assault, attack, displace, effect, effectuate, exhort, go, locomote, motion, move, movement, press, run, running, running game, running play, set on, set up, travel, urge, urge on

Antonym: delay, linger

Encyclopedia: Rushing, Arkansas

Rush, Michael