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Synonyms of rush in English:


  • 1 Simone rushed back into the house
    hurry, dash, run, race, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, zoom, go hell for leather, pound, plunge, dive, whisk, streak, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble, make haste, hasten, bustle, bundle;
    informal tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, whip, step on it, get a move on, hotfoot it, leg it, steam, put on some speed, go like a bat out of hell
    British informal bomb, bucket
    Scottish informal wheech
    North American informal boogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out
    informal, dated cut along
    North American vulgar slang drag/tear/haul ass
    literary fleet
    archaic post, hie, haste
    [Antonyms] dawdle
  • 2 the noise of water rushing along gutters
    flow, pour, gush, surge, stream, cascade, shoot, swirl, run, course;
    British informal sloosh
  • 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
  • noun

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  • 1 the men made a rush for the exit
    dash, run, sprint, dart, bolt, charge, scramble, bound, break;
  • 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;
  • 5 a rush of adrenalin he felt a rush of excitement
    dart, thrill, flash, flush, blaze, stab
  • 6 a rush of cold night air
    gust, draught, flurry
  • 7 I made a sudden rush at him
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  • a rush job
    hurried, hasty, fast, quick, rapid, swift
    North American informal hurry-up
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