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Definition of "rush" [rush]

  • To move or act swiftly; hurry. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a sudden or swift attack or charge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To flow or surge rapidly, often with noise: Tons of water rushed over the falls. (verb-intransitive)
  • Football To move the ball by running. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to move or act with unusual haste or violence. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rush" in a sentence
  • "At nine, sharp to the tick of the clock, the _rush, rush, rush_ of a field battery's shells passed overhead."
  • "When DePo says we don’t want to rush any pitchers up to the big club it’s code for *we don’t really have anyone to rush*"
  • "Even the term "rush hour" is a misnomer, since when we are sitting in one we certainly are not rushing anywhere!"