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rush 1

 (rŭsh)
v. rushed, rush·ing, rush·es
v.intr.
1. To move swiftly; hurry: rushed after the bus.
2. To act with great haste: rushed to finish the project.
3. To make a sudden or swift attack or charge: The cavalry rushed down upon the encampment.
4. To flow or surge rapidly, often with noise: Water rushed over the cliff.
5. Football To advance the ball or attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it rather than passing.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move rapidly: had to rush fresh troops to the front lines.
2. To cause to act with haste: made a mistake because we were rushed.
3. To perform with great haste: had to rush the project to complete it on time.
4. To attack swiftly and suddenly: Infantry rushed the enemy after the artillery barrage.
5. To transport or carry hastily: An ambulance rushed her to the hospital.
6. To entertain or pay great attention to: They rushed him for their fraternity.
7. Football To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
n.
1. A sudden movement toward something: a rush to leave the room.
2.
a. An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place: a rush to the goldfields.
b. A sudden widespread demand: a rush for gold coins.
3. General haste or busyness: The office always operates in a rush.
4. A sudden attack; an onslaught.
5. A rapid, often noisy flow or passage: listened to the rush of the wind.
6. A large or overwhelming number or amount: a rush of last-minute holiday orders.
7. Football
a. An attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it.
b. An act of running at a passer or kicker in order to block or prevent a play.
8. Sports A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.
9. rushes The first, unedited print of a movie scene.
10. A drive by a Greek society on a college campus to recruit new members: a sorority rush.
11.
a. A surge or release of emotion: felt a rush of fear. See Synonyms at flow.
b. A sudden, brief exhilaration: felt a heady rush when her name was called out as the winner.
c. The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
adj.
Performed with or requiring great haste or urgency: a rush job; a rush order.

[Middle English rushen, from Anglo-Norman russher, variant of Old French ruser, to drive back, from Latin recūsāre, to reject : re-, re- + causārī, to give as a reason (from causa, cause).]

rush′er n.

rush 2

 (rŭsh)
n.
1.
a. Any of various grasslike wetland plants of the genus Juncus, having stiff hollow or pithy stems and small usually clustered brownish flowers.
b. Any of various similar plants, such as a bulrush.
2. The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.

[Middle English, from Old English rysc.]

rushed

(rʌʃt)
adj
undertaken quickly or without much care; hurried(of a person) forced to do something quickly or without much careto be extremely busy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rushed - done under pressure; "a rush job"
hurried - moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job"

rushed

adjective
2. hurried, frantic, in a hurry, pressed for time, pushed for time At no time did I feel rushed.
Translations

rushed

[rʌʃt] ADJ I didn't feel rushed or under pressureno sentí que me estuvieran metiendo prisa or presionando, no me sentí presionado or (LAm) apurado
breakfast had been a rushed affairhabíamos desayunado a toda prisa or a todo correr or a la carrera

rushed

[ˈrʌʃt] adj
(= hurried) [job, work] → bâclé(e); [meal] → sur le pouce
(= busy) → débordé(e)
to feel rushed → se sentir débordé
to be rushed off one's feet → être complètement débordérush hour nheures fpl de pointe
in the rush hour → aux heures de pointerush-hour traffic ncirculation f aux heures de pointerush job ntravail m urgentrush matting nnatte f de jonc

rushed

adj
(= hurried) mealhastig; decisionübereilt
(= busy)gehetzt
References in classic literature ?
He scarcely glanced at me, but rushed off at once in pursuit of the puma.
And Raoul rushed on the stage, in a mad fit of love and despair.
With a cry of horror Alleyne sprang from his bed and rushed to the casement, while the two archers, aroused by the sound, seized their weapons and stared about them in bewilderment.
For a while the crowd was less dense, but suddenly all heads were bared, and everyone rushed forward in one direction.
Within this fragile barrier he arranged the blankets abandoned by the foresters, darkening the inner extremity of the cavern, while its outer received a chastened light from the narrow ravine, through which one arm of the river rushed to form the junction with its sister branch a few rods below.
A woman thrust at me with her hand and rushed past me.
Before he could release it I had run him through, and then, falling back upon the tactics that have saved me a hundred times in tight pinches, I rushed the two remaining warriors, forcing them back with a perfect torrent of cuts and thrusts, weaving my sword in and out about their guards until I had the fear of death upon them.
White-crested waves beat madly on the level sands and rushed up the shelving cliffs.
Now, shrieking and gibbering through his frothy lips, his yellow fangs bared in a mad and horrid grin, he rushed full upon Norman of Torn.
At the same time many of the townspeople rushed into King Street by various avenues, and gathered in a crowd round about the Custom House.
As I rushed after him down the stairs, I came face to face with Arthur Rance coming from the left wing of the chateau, yelling: "What is it?
I rushed at her howling like a wolf, and I snatched the mealies from her head and the kid from her hand.