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Definition 1: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the linebackers were ready to stop a rush

Synonyms for rushing in the sense of this definition

(rushing 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"

(rushing 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 2: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner - [noun denoting act]

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

  • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Synonyms for rushing in the sense of this definition

(rushing 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 rushing ) the act of moving with great haste

"he made a dash for the door"

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

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