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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;
    informaltear, 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 informalbomb, bucket
    Scottish informalwheech
    North American informalboogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out
    informal, , datedcut along
    North American vulgar slangdrag/tear/haul ass
    archaicpost, hie, haste
    [Antonyms] dawdle
  • 2 the noise of water rushing along gutters
    flow, pour, gush, surge, stream, cascade, shoot, swirl, run, course;
    British informalsloosh
  • 3 the tax was rushed through parliament
    send rapidly, pass rapidly, hurry, push, hasten, speed, hustle, press, steamroller, force
  • 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;
  • 2 the lunchtime rush gathered pace
    hustle and bustle, commotion, bustle, hubbub, hurly-burly, flurry of activity, stir
  • 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 informalhurry-up
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