Definition of inrush in English:


Syllabification: in·rush
Pronunciation: /ˈinˌrəSH


[in singular]
The sudden arrival or entry of something: a great inrush of water occurred
More example sentences
  • They aimed to beach her, but the inrush of water was too great and the tugs had to cast off as she sank to the sandy bottom a mile from Rame Head at 10.30 pm.
  • They had no way of escaping the powerful inrush of water and were drowned.
  • They were alarmed by a potential inrush of Indian traders from East Africa - who soon turned out to be invaluable additions to the economy, reviving corner-shops and pharmacies, and building up small businesses throughout Britain.



adjective& noun
More example sentences
  • A quick glance up and a laser-guided ball across the six-yard box found the inrushing striker, who was never going to turn down the invitation and gleefully rifled the ball into the gaping goal.
  • It was McGregor's turn to move into the spotlight again, as he defied Nish to dive and finger-tip the ball away from the inrushing striker.
  • Clearly, far more than lifestyle inconveniences are implied by the sudden devastating effects of inrushing seas.

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