Synonyms of rush in English:



  • 3 the tax was rushed through parliament
    send rapidly, pass rapidly, hurry, push, hasten, speed, hustle, press, steamroller, force
    informal railroad
  • 4 some demonstrators rushed the cordon of tanks and troops
    attack, charge, run at, fly at, assail; storm, attempt to capture


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  • 1 the men made a rush for the exit
    dash, run, sprint, dart, bolt, charge, scramble, bound, break; stampede
  • 2 the lunchtime rush gathered pace
    hustle and bustle, commotion, bustle, hubbub, hurly-burly, flurry of activity, stir
    archaic hurry-scurry
  • 3 travel agents say there's been a last minute rush for holidays abroad
    demand, clamour, call, request, run (on)
  • 4 Peacock was in no rush to leave Tyneside
    hurry, haste, dispatch; urgency
  • 6 a rush of cold night air
    gust, draught, flurry


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