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rush - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'rush' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Rush [ n.]
- A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
- The merest trifle; a straw.
- 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.
- Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
- A perfect recitation.
- A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.
- The act of running with the ball.
2 . Rush [ v. i.]
- To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
- To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
3 . Rush [ v. t.]
- To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
- To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.

Meaning of 'rush' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . rush [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a sudden burst of activity
Example in sentence:
  • come back after the rush
Meaning (2):
- the swift release of a store of affective force
Example in sentence:
  • he does it for kicks;
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin;
  • they got a great bang out of it;
  • what a boot!
Meaning (3):
- the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
Example in sentence:
  • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
Meaning (4):
- (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
Example in sentence:
  • the linebackers were ready to stop a rush
5 . rush [ v]
Meaning (5):
- urge to an unnatural speed
Example in sentence:
  • Don't rush me, please!
Meaning (6):
- move hurridly
Example in sentence:
  • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests;
  • The cars raced down the street
Meaning (7):
- act or move at high speed
Example in sentence:
  • hurry--it's late!;
  • We have to rush!
Meaning (8):
- cause to occur rapidly
Example in sentence:
  • the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions
Meaning (9):
- cause to move fast or to rush or race
Example in sentence:
  • The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze
10 . rush [ s]
Meaning (10):
- done under pressure
Example in sentence:
  • a rush job