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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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