Rush - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rʌʃ|  American pronunciation of the word rush
Brit.  |rʌʃ|  British pronunciation of the word rush


- the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner (syn: haste, hurry)
- a sudden forceful flow (syn: spate, surge, upsurge)
- grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
- physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
- the swift release of a store of affective force (syn: bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, thrill)
he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
- a sudden burst of activity
come back after the rush
- (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
the linebackers were ready to stop a rush


- move hurridly (syn: hasten, hie, hotfoot, race, speed)
He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
- attack suddenly
- urge to an unnatural speed (syn: hurry)
Don't rush me, please!
- act or move at high speed (syn: hasten, hurry)
We have to rush!
- run with the ball, in football
- cause to move fast or to rush or race (syn: race)
- cause to occur rapidly (syn: hasten, induce, stimulate)


- not accepting reservations
- done under pressure
a rush job

Extra examples

Firefighters rushed to the accident scene.

The children rushed down the stairs.

I rushed home from work to get ready for the party.

She rushed to close the window when she heard the rain.

We were rushing to catch the bus.

He got nervous because they rushed him.

He rushed through his work and made a lot of careless mistakes.

Water rushed through the pipes.

The rushing water broke through the barrier.

It is not worth a rush.

So many people rushed for the bus that people could hardly get off.

She was rushed to Alton Hospital, where her condition is critical.

A small girl rushed past her.

Mo rushed off down the corridor.

He does not intend to rush his decision.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rush
he/she/it: rushes
present participle: rushing
past tense: rushed
past participle: rushed
singular: rush
plural: rushes
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