- 1 [no object] Move with urgent haste: Jason rushed after her I rushed outside and hailed a taxiMore example sentences
hurry, dash, run, race, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, careen, hare, fly, speed, zoom, scurry, scuttle, scamper, hastenin a hurry, run off one's feet
- They rushed outside to meet with their comrades who were also perplexed by their findings.
- We rushed out to move our cars which were parked in the road in front of the house.
- Instead she rushed past him, moving faster than he could see.
- 1.1(Of air or a liquid) flow strongly: the water rushed in through the great oaken gatesMore example sentences
- The crisp air rushed in from the water, lightly caressing their faces.
- You have to open your mouth so as to be able to breath, what with the air rushing past, which invariably causes my eyes to stream.
- The hot air rushes ever upward, creating a constant flow of wind that propels wind turbines throughout the tube.
- 1.2Act with great haste: as soon as the campaign started, they rushed into action [with infinitive]: shoppers rushed to buy computersMore example sentences
- It was not the mutuals that rushed into buying chains of estate agents and had to sell out in a hurry.
- Increasing quantities of domestic investment has rushed into the field, especially during the last few years, as car sales have skyrocketed.
- They had the part about attracting attention right, but then too many rushed into the creative process carelessly.
- 1.3 [with object] Force (someone) to act hastily: I don’t want to rush you into somethingMore example sentences
- He realized now that he had been in a hurry to rush her into their relationship, and Eric had been the one for her to slow it down, to treat her as he never had.
- She kept on rushing her mother to hurry up her work.
- Don't rush me or try to do anything to speed up the process.
- 1.4 [with object] Take (someone) somewhere with great haste: an ambulance was waiting to rush him to the hospitalMore example sentences
- With major injuries to his chest and legs, Michael was rushed to a waiting medical helicopter.
- Help, reassurance and advice is just a phone-call away - and if you really do need to be rushing your child to hospital, the nurses will tell you so.
- She became another victim of the evil and false conviction that it is the one who is to blame for the accident who rushes the victim to hospital.
- 1.5 [with two objects] Deliver (something) quickly to (someone): we’ll rush you a copy at onceMore example sentences
- When that time was up, the students would rush their drawings from the studio to the Ecole in a cart called a charette.
- A stretcher with a life support system was rushed towards the emergency room.
- According to state government officials, attempts are being made to rush supplies to Mahad using country boats.
- 1.6 (rush something out) Produce and distribute something, or put something up for sale, very quickly: a rewritten textbook was rushed out last autumnMore example sentences
- Scores of imitation Lee films were rushed out, with titles like Re-Enter the Dragon, Enter Another Dragon, Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger, or even Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave.
- These figures were rushed out yesterday by the Tourist Board in an obvious desire to prove it's not always like this in these parts.
- The classic example is in computing, where it seems that no sooner have users got used to particular products than upgrades are rushed out.
- 1.7 [with object] Deal with (something) hurriedly: panic measures were rushed through CongressMore example sentences
- The 1974 act was rushed through the houses of Parliament with a mere seventeen hours of debate.
- The measure was rushed through Parliament after the violence at the European Championships in June.
- The control orders were rushed through parliament earlier this month in the face of widespread opposition.
- 2 [with object] Dash toward (someone or something) in an attempt to attack or capture them or it: he rushed the strongholdMore example sentences
- Three men were manhandled to the ground and handcuffed as they attempted to rush the event.
- The group then initiates an attack by rushing the prey while issuing loud calls.
- The mob attempted to rush the doors to the 19th floor elections office, and several people were trampled and manhandled in the process.
- 2.1 Football Advance rapidly toward (an offensive player, especially the quarterback).More example sentences
- Griffith also is capable of coveting tight ends, chasing down running backs and wide receivers or rushing the quarterback.
- His coverage skills are solid, and he knows how to rush the quarterback.
- Everybody can't rush the quarterback, no matter how fast you are or how many spin moves you have.
- 2.2 [no object] Gain a specified amount of yardage or score a touchdown or conversion by running from scrimmage with the ball: he rushed for 100 yards on 22 carriesMore example sentences
- The Bengals rushed for 240 yards on 57 carries and held the ball for 41 minutes.
- Each time he was given the ball 25 times last season, he rushed for 100 yards or more.
- He is one of five players in NFL history to have passed for over 20,000 yards and rushed for over 3,000.
- 3.1(Of a student) visit (a college fraternity or sorority) with a view toward joining it: he rushed three fraternitiesMore example sentences
- He sees a potential avenue to popularity in rushing a fraternity on campus.
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- 1A sudden quick movement toward something, typically by a number of people: there was a rush for the doorMore example sentences
- He also hopes the project will raise standards so that aesthetic appreciation wins out over the rush for quick money.
- The darkness and heat descend upon you like a heavy black cloak and the mosquitoes suddenly make a rush for any exposed bits of skin.
- Then, there is the mad rush for ‘complimentary passes’ all over.
- 1.1A flurry of hasty activity: the pre-Christmas rush [as modifier]: a rush jobMore example sentences
- They came in a rush when all the activity ceased.
- But the contribution sparked an unprecedented rush of activity in Bulgaria's foreign policy circles.
- This is a major rush job and needs some serious editing.
- 1.2A sudden strong demand for a commodity: there’s been a rush on the Tribune because of the murderMore example sentences
demand, clamor, call, request; run on
- The rush on commodities stretched into the gold market, where prices touched 18-year highs.
- People seeking to buy used cars might be better off waiting a few weeks until the rush on new 2001 registration cars slows down, he said.
- Namibia will also not be affected by the rush on maize imports, as it is not land-locked like some other countries in the region.
- 1.3A sudden flow or flood: she felt a rush of cold airMore example sentences
- Kim looked at him in surprise, not expecting the sudden rush of cold air that washed over her without him there.
- He blinked, unable to stop the sudden rush of tears that flooded his eyes.
- The sudden rush of cold air gave her goose bumps, but she ignored them and took his bandaged hand in hers.
- 1.4A sudden intense feeling: Mark felt a rush of angerMore example sentences
- I had a rush of anger and frustration at not being able to vent my feelings in an acceptable manner.
- She felt a rush of emotions with the anticipation of finding out what was in store for her.
- Laura sighed and all of a sudden, a rush of feelings came over her.
- 1.5A sudden thrill or feeling of euphoria such as experienced after taking certain drugs: users experience a rushMore example sentences
- The sight of a computer keyboard or a blank page gave me the same rush that drug addicts get from seeing their freebasing paraphernalia.
- Yes, a perfectly realised single can be as thrilling as a cocaine rush.
- It's essentially a drug habit: the rush is over well before the first track is finished.
- 2 Football A rapid advance by a defensive player or players, especially toward the quarterback.More example sentences
- He is not particularly fast or overpowering, but he has great instincts and never loses sight of the quarterback during the rush.
- Coaches often have him provide a controlled rush to contain mobile quarterbacks.
- If he can keep his attitude up, the Cards could really use his ability to make the opposing quarterback worry about the rush.
- 2.1An act of running from scrimmage with the ball to gain yardage.More example sentences
- He averaged 4.6 yards per rush and gained 627 yards while splitting time with Michael Pittman.
- The Ravens are gaining 5.9 yards per rush, by far the pace-setting average in the league.
- He was an ultraproductive receiver at Brown but doesn't have a catch or rush in the NFL.
- 4 (rushes) The first prints made of a movie after a period of shooting.More example sentences
- So in a sense this is a bit like watching rushes in a feature film?
- ‘I have only seen a few short rushes of the film and I am still not sure how it ends,’ he states in a long interview.
- Next time we'll get our hands dirty; capturing and editing some footage in Premiere, going from our rushes to a final edited movie, all within the digital realm.
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- He can handle outside speed rushers - but only when his technique is sound.
- They have been better run stoppers than pass rushers but have lacked the support of an outside pass rush the last couple of years.
- People think it's just three down linemen, but you've got two outside edge rushers and then three in the middle.
late Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French ruser 'drive back', an early sense of the word in English (see ruse).
- 1A marsh or waterside plant with slender stemlike pith-filled leaves, widely distributed in temperate areas. Some kinds are used for matting, chair seats, and baskets, and some were formerly used for strewing on floors.
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- Genus Juncus, family Juncaceae
- Then the land went down, and there was marsh of rushes and willow and hazel.
- Baskets are made from palm leaves, rushes, reeds, or wicker.
- Several sedges and rushes from the marsh grow entangled beneath the shrubs.
- 1.1Used in names of plants of wet habitats that are similar to rushes, e.g., flowering rush.More example sentences
- On the course students learned how to make papers from plant fibres such as bog rushes, straw, cotton and banana leaf known as abacca.
- 1.3Rushes used as a material.More example sentences
- Learn how to make a basket from straw with Ted Kelly; how to make items from rush with Patricia O Flaherty and how to make a felt piece from wool with Susie Sullivan.
- Stone and, later, bronze vessels became reservoirs of animal and vegetable oils wicked with rush and hemp.
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- Now Garda bicycles have been replaced by squad card, the milk cans by cartons, the vegetable cart by shop-displayed produce and the back terrace view of the Moy over rushy fields by unyielding concrete.
- It had set a baseline for bad, rushy type of land.
- But Olinda harbours a terrible secret: up in the airy valley, down in the rushy glen, one daren't go antiquing.
Old English risc, rysc, of Germanic origin.