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A sudden rushing in; an influx.

in′rush′ing adj. & n.
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a sudden usually overwhelming inward flow or rush; influx
ˈinˌrushing n, adj
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a rushing or pouring in.
in′rush`ing, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inrush - an inflow; "an inpouring of spiritual comfort"
inflow, influx - the process of flowing in
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[ˈɪnrʌʃ] N [of mud, water] → tromba f; [of tourists] → afluencia f; [of foreign imports] → avalancha f
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nZustrom m; (of water)Einbruch m; there was a sudden inrush of touristsdie Touristen kamen plötzlich in Strömen
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Anderson was not to be denied, however, and in the 23rd minute he equalised from the penalty spot, lashing the ball low to Blanchard's right, after the inrushing Calum Ramsay had been upended in the box by Kyle Gauld.
He denied Hayes early on and then dived to his left to produce a stunning save to block an effort from inrushing Hegarty seven minutes from the break as Limerick stormed forward.
'Well had an immediate chance to level when Liam Grimshaw sent Hastie racing down the right only to see his low delivery across goal taken off the inrushing Gboly Ariyibi's toes by James Tavernier.
Elgin equalised on the hour following a moment of madness from Antell, who tried to dribble the ball past the inrushing Rabin Omar who dispossessed him before netting from close range.
Redcar scored their sixth in the 87th minute when Jenny dummied the defender and a superb cross found the inrushing Captain Fantastic Emily who scored the goal her performance deserved.
Quorn stepped up a gear and a fine cross from Lawrence Gorman just eluded the inrushing Bowerman.
Alex Gilliead's rampaging run through the centre set up the goal as he fed Charlie Wyke inside right and his perfectlytimed ball across the six-yard box was tapped home by the inrushing McCartan at the far post.
On May 3, 1815, 110 men and boys were working underground at Heaton Main Colliery in Newcastle when they hit the 18th century workings, causing a flood of inrushing water.
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.
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.