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A sudden rushing in; an influx.

in′rush′ing adj. & n.


a sudden usually overwhelming inward flow or rush; influx
ˈinˌrushing n, adj



a rushing or pouring in.
in′rush`ing, n., adj.
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Noun1.inrush - an inflow; "an inpouring of spiritual comfort"
inflow, influx - the process of flowing in


[ˈɪnrʌʃ] N [of mud, water] → tromba f; [of tourists] → afluencia f; [of foreign imports] → avalancha f


nZustrom m; (of water)Einbruch m; there was a sudden inrush of touristsdie Touristen kamen plötzlich in Strömen
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The first inrushing wave of yellow warriors recoiled from the slashing blades of ten of Helium's veteran fighting men.
I expected momentarily to feel the deluge of inrushing water, but none came.
Lee Chilton crashed a shot against the underside of the bar after a smart turn, while Jack Duggan's header across goal for the visitors was missed by inches by the inrushing Alex Reid.
Ross Docherty picked out Nicky Devlin with a sublime pass and the skipper's cross was knocked home on the run by the inrushing Trouten.
Peter Sutton pulled a high ball down before spotting the inrushing Nicky Kirwan who fired a low shot to the net.
Such explosions might have ripped open several compartments and so weakened others that they gave way under the pressure of inrushing water.
They were ahead within four minutes of the restart as Zabaleta again burst into the box but this time pulled back for the inrushing Silva.
Around 240 megawatts of electricity will be generated by the inrushing and outowing water.
Nadir Ciftci forced his way into the box and looked up to cross for the inrushing Armstrong who met it perfectly by applying the finishing touch from close range to make it 2-2.
Silva had a good chance just after the hour when Aguero allowed Kolarov's cross to run past him but the inrushing Spaniard lost his balance attempting a first-time shot.
He threaded a pass back into the centre to meet the inrushing run of Fellaini but the big Belgian's shot was blocked.
Davide Santon intervened but only managed to side-foot the ball weakly towards the inrushing Joey O'Brien, whose vicious shot was going wide until Nolan, lurking with intent by the far post, deposited the ball behind Krul.