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rush 1

v. rushed, rush·ing, rush·es
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.
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.
1. A sudden movement toward something: a rush to leave the room.
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.
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.
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

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rusher - (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
ball carrier, runner - (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
2.rusher - someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory
migrant, migrator - traveler who moves from one region or country to another
3.rusher - a person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
I'm somewhat of a rusher when it comes to travelling.
Last season's prolific offense averaged 26.4 points per game, but the Chargers must replace quarterback Josh Raby (DuBuque), leading receiver Josh Hariston and leading rusher Ricky Ibarra, among others.
The New York Jets are in need of an edge rusher, and they're likely to take one with their first draft pick.
Though Sam Ward's attempt was blocked away by India's first rusher Amit Rohidas, in his second attempt Sam Ward kept it low as he successfully found the right corner of the post taking a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.
Third, where is Bill Rusher? National Review publisher William A.
The Ravens haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 27 straight games, and when their opponents attempt to pass, they're ready with a prolific rush led by outside linebackers Elvis Dumervil (17 sacks) and Terrell Suggs (12).
Talkin' football - A chop block is when two blockers block a pass rusher at the same time, one sustaining a block against the upper body of the defender, while another blocker, a back or lineman, blocks the defender at the knees.
Dr Jeremy Rusher, director of clinical transformation said: "We have taken a very open and proactive approach to understanding our mortality rates over the past two years."
It is all the more a pity, then, that Allison couldn't resist those three sentences concluding his account of the 1990 meeting at Bill Buckley's home in Connecticut at which he, Rusher, and John O'Sullivan argued against Buckley's intended sale of National Review to Rupert Murdoch.
When gold rusher and land speculator Ned Wynkoop joined the First Colorado Volunteers during the Civil War, he was appalled to witness the Colorado Volunteers' attack on a sleeping Indian camp at the Sand Creek Massacre.
John M Rusher was named by the bank to the position.