WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rush1 /rʌʃ/USA pronunciation v. 
  1. to (cause to) move with great or too much speed: [no object]He rushed ahead with the plan.[+ object]He rushed the nomination through the committee.
  2. to dash, esp. to dash forward for an attack: [no object]The soldiers rushed forward.[+ object]The soldiers rushed the machine gun nest.
  3. to (cause to) appear, go, etc., rapidly or suddenly: [no object]The train rushed by.[+ object]Rush him to a hospital; he's badly hurt.

n. 
  • [countable] the act of rushing;
    a rapid or violent onward movement.
  • [uncountable] hurried activity;
    busy haste:There's no rush; what's your hurry?
  • [uncountable] press of work, business, etc., requiring effort or haste:the mid-morning rush.
  • [countable] a rushing of numbers of persons to some region:the California gold rush.
  • Slang Terms[countable; usually singular] the intense feeling experienced from the early moments after taking a drug.

  • adj. [before a noun]
  • requiring or done in haste:a rush job.
  • characterized by too much business, a press of work or traffic, etc.:rush hour traffic.

  • rush2 /rʌʃ/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
    1. Plant Biologyany grasslike plant found in wet or marshy places.
    2. a stem of such a plant, used for making chair bottoms, baskets, etc.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    rush /rʌʃ/ vb
    1. to hurry or cause to hurry; hasten
    2. to make a sudden attack upon (a fortress, position, person, etc)
    3. when intr, often followed by at, in or into: to proceed or approach in a reckless manner
    4. rush one's fencesto proceed with precipitate haste
    5. (intransitive) to come, flow, swell, etc, quickly or suddenly: tears rushed to her eyes
    6. slang to cheat, esp by grossly overcharging
    7. (transitive) US Canadian to make a concerted effort to secure the agreement, participation, etc, of (a person)
    8. (intransitive) to gain ground by running forwards with the ball
    n
    1. the act or condition of rushing
    2. a sudden surge towards someone or something: a gold rush
    3. a sudden surge of sensation, esp produced by a drug
    4. a sudden demand
    adj (prenominal)
    1. requiring speed or urgency: a rush job
    2. characterized by much movement, business, etc: a rush period
    Etymology: 14th Century ruschen, from Old French ruser to put to flight, from Latin recūsāre to refuse, reject

    ˈrusher n
    rush /rʌʃ/ n
    1. any annual or perennial plant of the genus Juncus, growing in wet places and typically having grasslike cylindrical leaves and small green or brown flowers: family Juncaceae Many species are used to make baskets
    2. something valueless; a trifle; straw: not worth a rush
    3. short for rush light
    Etymology: Old English risce, rysce; related to Middle Dutch risch, Norwegian rusk, Old Slavonic rozga twig, rod

    ˈrushˌlike adj



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