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a. A rush of migrants to an area where gold has been discovered.
b. Gold Rush The rush of migrants to California that began in 1848 after gold was found at Sutter's Mill, northeast of Sacramento.
2. Headlong pursuit of wealth and success: a gold rush on Wall Street.
(Mining & Quarrying) a large-scale migration of people to a territory where gold has been found
a large-scale and hasty movement of people to a region where gold has been discovered, as to California in 1849.
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|Noun||1.||gold rush - a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"|
|2.||gold rush - a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field|
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another