verb (used without object)
to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence.
to dash, especially to dash forward for an attack or onslaught.
to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly:
The blood rushed to his face.
Football. to carry the ball on a running play or plays.
verb (used with object)
to perform, accomplish, or finish with speed, impetuosity, or violence:
They rushed the work to make the deadline.
to carry or convey with haste:
to rush an injured person to the hospital.
to cause to move, act, or progress quickly; hurry:
He rushed his roommate to get to the party on time.
to send, push, force, impel, etc., with unusual speed or haste:
to rush a bill through Congress.
to attack suddenly and violently; charge.
to overcome or capture (a person, place, etc.).
Informal. to heap attentions on; court intensively; woo:
to rush an attractive newcomer.
to entertain (a prospective fraternity or sorority member) before making bids for membership.
to carry (the ball) forward across the line of scrimmage.
to carry the ball (a distance) forward from the line of scrimmage:
The home team rushed 145 yards.
(of a defensive team member) to attempt to force a way quickly into the backfield in pursuit of (the back in possession of the ball).
the act of rushing; a rapid, impetuous, or violent onward movement.
a hostile attack.
an eager rushing of numbers of persons to some region that is being occupied or exploited, especially because of a new mine:
the gold rush to California.
a sudden appearance or access:
a rush of tears.
hurried activity; busy haste:
the rush of city life.
a hurried state, as from pressure of affairs:
to be in a rush.
press of work, business, traffic, etc., requiring extraordinary effort or haste.
an attempt to carry or instance of carrying the ball across the line of scrimmage.
an act or instance of rushing the offensive back in possession of the ball.
a scrimmage held as a form of sport between classes or bodies of students in colleges.
rushes, Movies. daily (def 4).
Informal. a series of lavish attentions paid a woman by a suitor:
He gave her a big rush.
the rushing by a fraternity or sorority.
Also called flash. Slang. the initial, intensely pleasurable or exhilarated feeling experienced upon taking a narcotic or stimulant drug.
requiring or done in haste:
a rush order; rush work.
characterized by excessive business, a press of work or traffic, etc.:
The cafeteria’s rush period was from noon to two in the afternoon.
characterized by the rushing of potential new members by a sorority or fraternity:
rush week on the university campus.
to hurry or cause to hurry; hasten
to make a sudden attack upon (a fortress, position, person, etc)
when intr, often foll by at, in or into. to proceed or approach in a reckless manner
rush one’s fences, to proceed with precipitate haste
(intransitive) to come, flow, swell, etc, quickly or suddenly: tears rushed to her eyes
(slang) to cheat, esp by grossly overcharging
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to make a concerted effort to secure the agreement, participation, etc, of (a person)
(intransitive) (American football) to gain ground by running forwards with the ball
the act or condition of rushing
a sudden surge towards someone or something: a gold rush
a sudden surge of sensation, esp produced by a drug
a sudden demand
requiring speed or urgency: a rush job
characterized by much movement, business, etc: a rush period
any annual or perennial plant of the genus Juncus, growing in wet places and typically having grasslike cylindrical leaves and small green or brown flowers: family Juncaceae Many species are used to make baskets
any of various similar or related plants, such as the woodrush, scouring rush, and spike-rush
something valueless; a trifle; straw: not worth a rush
short for rush light
Rush (rŭsh), Benjamin. 1745-1813.
American physician, politician, and educator. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he promoted the humane treatment of the mentally ill.
the papyrus (Job 8:11). (See BULRUSH.) The expression “branch and rush” in Isa. 9:14; 19:15 means “utterly.”
noun 1. a college student who is rushed by a fraternity or sorority. rushee
noun 1. a person or thing that rushes. 2. Football. a player whose assignment is to rush or whose special skill is rushing. verb (used without object) 1. to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence. 2. to dash, especially to dash forward for an attack or onslaught. 3. to appear, go, pass, […]
verb (used without object) 1. to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence. 2. to dash, especially to dash forward for an attack or onslaught. 3. to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly: The blood rushed to his face. 4. Football. to carry the ball on a running play or plays. verb […]
noun 1. the plant family Juncaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having narrow, grasslike leaves, small and greenish flowers, and capsular fruit with three compartments, comprising the true rushes.