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Definition 1: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of rush ) the act of moving with great haste

"he made a dash for the door"

(... is a kind of rush ) rushing about hastily in an undignified way

Definition 2: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the linebackers were ready to stop a rush

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

"the defensive line braced to stop the run" "the coach put great emphasis on running"

(rush belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 3: a sudden forceful flow - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of rush ) the sudden spread of dust and debris from a collapsing building

"the destruction of the building produced an enormous debris surge"

(... is a kind of rush ) a forceful forward rush or flow

"from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed" "the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"

Definition 4: a sudden burst of activity - [noun denoting event]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • come back after the rush

(rush is a kind of ...) a sudden intense happening

"an outburst of heavy rain" "a burst of lightning"

Definition 5: the swift release of a store of affective force - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got a great bang out of it
  • what a boot!
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  • he does it for kicks

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

Definition 6: physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is an instance of ...) a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States

(rush is an instance of ...) a licensed medical practitioner

"I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"

Definition 7: grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems - [noun denoting plant]

(rush is a kind of ...) a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath

(... is a kind of rush ) tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America

(... is a kind of rush ) rush of Australia

(... is a kind of rush ) low-growing annual rush of damp low-lying ground; nearly cosmopolitan

(... is a kind of rush ) tall rush of temperate regions

(... is a kind of rush ) rush of the Pacific coast of North America

(... is a kind of rush ) tufted wiry rush of wide distribution

(... is a member of rush) tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes

Definition 8: act or move at high speed - [verb of change]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We have to rush!
  • hurry--it's late!

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 9: urge to an unnatural speed - [verb of change]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't rush me, please!

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) force or impel in an indicated direction

"I urged him to finish his studies"

(rush causes ...) act or move at high speed

"We have to rush!" "hurry--it's late!"

Definition 10: attack suddenly - [verb of competition]

(rush is a kind of ...) attack someone physically or emotionally

"The mugger assaulted the woman" "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

(... is a kind of rush ) to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

"he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

Definition 11: cause to occur rapidly - [verb of creation]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

Definition 12: move hurridly - [verb of motion]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
  • The cars raced down the street

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of rush ) push one's way

"she barged into the meeting room"

(... is a kind of rush ) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

(... is a kind of rush ) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

Definition 13: run with the ball, in football - [verb of motion]

(rush is a kind of ...) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

"Don't run--you'll be out of breath" "The children ran to the store"

Definition 14: cause to move fast or to rush or race - [verb of motion]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 15: done under pressure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rush job

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is similar to ...) moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

"a hurried trip to the store" "the hurried life of a city" "a hurried job"

Definition 16: not accepting reservations - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for rush in the sense of this definition

(rush is similar to ...) not reserved

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