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gold rush

Syllabification: gold rush

Definition of gold rush in English:

noun

A rapid movement of people to a newly discovered goldfield. The first major gold rush, to California in 1848–49, was followed by others in the US, Australia (1851–53), South Africa (1884), and Canada (Klondike, 1897–98).
Example sentences
  • The discovery of place gold set off the California gold rush of 1849 and the rush to the Klondike in 1897.
  • The California gold rush prompted a frenzied mass movement of people toward the Sierra Nevada.
  • It was the age of the gold rush from the Klondike to Australia.

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