Definition of Rush

1. Noun. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner. "In his haste to leave he forgot his book"

Exact synonyms: Haste, Hurry, Rushing
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Bolt, Dash, Scamper, Scramble, Scurry
Derivative terms: Hurry

2. Verb. Move fast. "They rush up the hill"; "The cars raced down the street"

3. Adjective. Not accepting reservations.
Exact synonyms: First-come-first-serve
Similar to: Unreserved

4. Noun. A sudden forceful flow.
Exact synonyms: Spate, Surge, Upsurge
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Specialized synonyms: Debris Storm, Debris Surge, Onrush
Derivative terms: Surge, Surge

5. Verb. Attack suddenly.
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Set On
Specialized synonyms: Bear Down, Charge

6. Adjective. Done under pressure. "A rush job"
Exact synonyms: Rushed
Similar to: Hurried

7. Noun. Grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems.

8. Verb. Urge to an unnatural speed. "Don't rush me, please!"
Exact synonyms: Hurry
Causes: Festinate, Hasten, Hurry, Look Sharp
Generic synonyms: Exhort, Press, Urge, Urge On
Derivative terms: Hurry
Antonyms: Delay

9. Noun. Physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813).

10. Verb. Act or move at high speed. "Hurry--it's late!"
Exact synonyms: Festinate, Hasten, Hurry, Look Sharp
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Festination, Hurry, Rusher, Rushing

11. Noun. The swift release of a store of affective force. "He does it for kicks"
Exact synonyms: Bang, Boot, Charge, Flush, Kick, Thrill
Generic synonyms: Excitement, Exhilaration
Derivative terms: Charge, Thrill, Thrill, Thrill

12. Verb. Run with the ball, in football.
Generic synonyms: Run
Derivative terms: Rusher, Rushing

13. Noun. A sudden burst of activity. "Come back after the rush"
Generic synonyms: Burst, Flare-up, Outburst

14. Verb. Cause to move fast or to rush or race. "They rush the car down the avenue"; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
Exact synonyms: Race
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Racer

15. Noun. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line. "The linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
Exact synonyms: Rushing
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Run, Running, Running Game, Running Play

16. Verb. Cause to occur rapidly. "The infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
Exact synonyms: Hasten, Induce, Stimulate
Generic synonyms: Effect, Effectuate, Set Up
Derivative terms: Inducing, Induction

Definition of Rush

1. n. A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.

2. v. i. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.

3. v. t. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.

4. n. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.

Definition of Rush

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English occupational from=Middle English dot=) for someone who made things from rushes. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several stiff aquatic or marsh plants of the genus ''Juncus'' having hollow or pithy stems and small flowers. ¹

3. Noun. The stem of such plants used in making baskets, mats, the seats of chairs, etc. ¹

4. Noun. A sudden forward motion. ¹

5. Noun. A surge. ¹

6. Noun. General haste. ¹

7. Noun. A rapid, noisy flow. ¹

8. Noun. (military) A sudden attack; an onslaught. ¹

9. Noun. (context: contact sports) The act of running at another player to block or disrupt play. ¹

10. Noun. A sudden, brief exhilaration, for instance the pleasurable sensation produced by a stimulant. ¹

11. Noun. (US figuratively) A regulated period of recruitment in fraternities and sororities. ¹

12. Noun. (context: croquet) A roquet in which the object ball is sent to a particular location on the lawn. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive or intransitive) To hurry; to perform a task with great haste. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To flow rapidly or noisily. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive football) To dribble rapidly. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive or intransitive contact sports) To run directly at another player in order to block or disrupt play. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To cause to move or act with unusual haste. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive military) To make a swift or sudden attack. ¹

19. Verb. (military) To swiftly attach to without warning. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To transport or carry quickly. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive or intransitive croquet) To roquet an object ball to a particular location on the lawn.. ¹

22. Adjective. Performed with, or requiring urgency or great haste, or done under pressure. ¹

23. Proper noun. (computing) A dialect of the language PL/1. ¹

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Definition of Rush

1. to move swiftly [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Rush

1. 1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water. "A gentleman of his train spurred up his horse, and, with a violent rush, severed him from the duke." (Sir H. Wotton) 2. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business. 3. A perfect recitation. 4. A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush. The act of running with the ball. Bunt rush, the line composed of rushers. 1. A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus. Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to lamps and rushlights. 2. The merest trifle; a straw. "John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush." (Arbuthnot) Bog rush. See Bog. Club rush, any rush of the genus Scirpus. Flowering rush. See Flowering. Nut rush Any plant of the genus Scleria, rushlike plants with hard nutlike fruits. A name for several species of Cyperus having tuberous roots. Rush broom, an Australian leguminous plant (Viminaria denudata), having long, slender branches. Also, the Spanish broom. See Candle. Rush grass, any grass of the genus Vilfa, grasses with wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets. Rush toad, the natterjack. Scouring rush Same as Dutch rush, under Dutch. Spike rush, any rushlike plant of the genus Eleocharis, in which the flowers grow in dense spikes. Sweet rush, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc. (Andropogon schoenanthus), used in Oriental medical practice. Wood rush, any plant of the genus Luzula, which differs in some technical characters from Juncus. Origin: OE. Rusche, rische, resche, AS. Risce, akin to LG. Rusk, risch, D. & G. Rusch; all probably fr. L. Ruscum butcher's broom; akin to Goth. Raus reed, G. Rohr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rush

rus in urbe
rusa deer
rush (current term)
rush along
rush aster
rush away
rush candle
rush family
rush hour
rush nut
rush off
rush out

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