rush


rush
I.
/rʌʃ / (say rush)

verb (i)
1. to move or go with speed, impetuosity, or violence.
2. to dash; dash forward for an attack or onslaught.
3. to go or plunge with headlong or rash haste.
4. to go, come, pass, etc., rapidly: tears rushed to his eyes.
5. (of stock animals) to stampede.
verb (t)
6. to send or drive with speed or violence.
7. to carry or convey with haste: to rush an injured person to the hospital.
8. to perform, complete, or organise (some process or activity) with special haste.
9. to send, push, force, etc., with unusual speed or undue haste: to rush a bill through Parliament.
10. to attack with a rush.
11. to overcome or take (a person, force, place, etc.).
12. Goldmining to descend on (a location in which gold has been discovered) in a great crowd: they rushed Bendigo shortly afterwards.
13. to cause (cattle) to stampede.
14. Colloquial to put pressure on (someone).
15. Chiefly US Colloquial to heap attentions on (someone).
16. Rugby Football (of a pack of forwards, etc.) to move (the ball) rapidly forwards by short kicks.
17. Croquet to strike or drive a ball hard with the mallet swung from the shoulders, rather than with the wrists.
noun
18. the act of rushing; a rapid, impetuous, or headlong onward movement.
19. a hostile attack.
20.
a. a sudden concerted movement, especially of cattle, as in a particular direction; stampede.
b. Australian History the escape or attempted escape of a number of convicts at the same time.
21. Goldmining Obsolete
a. the site of a newly-discovered deposit of gold to which miners have flocked.
b. an eager rushing of numbers of persons to some region to be occupied or exploited, especially to a new goldfield: after his prospecting success a rush set in.
22. a sudden coming or access: a rush of blood to his face.
23. hurried activity; busy haste: the rush of city life.
24. a hurried state, as from pressure of affairs: to be in a rush.
25. press of work, business, traffic, etc., requiring extraordinary effort or haste.
26. a period of intense activity: the Christmas rush.
27. Rugby Football the act by a pack of forwards, etc., of moving the ball rapidly forward by short kicks.
28. Croquet a drive or hard stroke with the mallet.
29. (plural) Film the first prints made after shooting a scene or scenes.
30. Colloquial
a. a strong feeling of exhilaration and pleasure felt after taking a narcotic or stimulant drug.
b. any similar surge of excitement: the climax of the movie gave me a real rush.
adjective
31. requiring or performed with haste: a rush order.
32. characterised by rush or press of work, traffic, etc.
phrase
33. rush around, to be noticeably busy in one's affairs.
34. a rush on …, a great demand for (a commodity): there was a rush on gold.
35. a (sudden) rush (of blood) to the head, Colloquial a sudden, often ill-considered enthusiasm, rage, etc.
36. be a rush, Colloquial to provide a surge of excitement: winning at tennis was always a rush.
{Middle English rusche(n), from Anglo-French russher, russer, variant of re(h)usser, re(h)user, ruser, from Late Latin recūsāre push back, Latin refuse}
rusher, noun
II.
/rʌʃ / (say rush)

noun
1. any plant of the genus Juncus (family Juncaceae), which comprises grass-like herbs with pithy or hollow stems, found in wet or marshy places.
2. any plant of the same family.
3. any of various similar plants of other families, as bog rush or spike rush, or mat rush.
4. a stem of such a plant, used for making chair bottoms, mats, baskets, etc.
5. a former type of floor covering, consisting of such plants scattered on the floor.
6. something of little or no value: not worth a rush.
{Middle English russhe, Old English rysc(e)}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rush — may refer to:* Rush or thrill, sudden burst of emotion associated with certain chemicals or situations * Rush, slang for nitrite inhalants, often used as a recreational drug * Rush or formal rush, regulated period of new member recruitment for… …   Wikipedia

  • Rush — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para el álbum homónino, véase Rush (álbum). Rush Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee y Neil Peart de Rush en concierto en 2004 …   Wikipedia Español

  • rush — [ rɶʃ ] n. m. • 1872; mot angl. « ruée » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Sport Effort final, accélération d un concurrent en fin de course. ⇒ sprint. 2 ♦ Afflux brusque d un grand nombre de personnes. ⇒ ruée. Le rush du week end. Rush des vacanciers vers les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rush — в Милане, Италия, 2004 год …   Википедия

  • Rush — Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush — /rush/, n. 1. Benjamin, 1745 1813, U.S. physician and political leader: author of medical treatises. 2. his son, Richard, 1780 1859, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat. * * * I Any of several flowering plants distinguished by cylindrical… …   Universalium

  • Rush — Rush, n. 1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water. [1913 Webster] A gentleman of his train spurred up his horse, and, with a violent rush, severed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rush — rush1 [rush] vi. [ME ruschen < Anglo Fr russher < MFr ruser, to repel, avert, orig., to mislead < OFr reuser: see RUSE] 1. a) to move or go swiftly or impetuously; dash b) to dash recklessly or rashly 2. to make a swift, sudden attack or …   English World dictionary

  • Rush — (r[u^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rushed} (r[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rushing}.] [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. r[=u]schen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rush — rəsh n 1) a rapid and extensive wave of peristalsis along the walls of the intestine <peristaltic rush> 2) the immediate pleasurable feeling produced by a drug (as heroin or amphetamine) called also flash * * * (rush) Benjamin, 1745–1813 …   Medical dictionary

  • rush —    Rush is a paper material which resembles a rope or cord. It has a distinctive helical twist to it and can be unraveled. Rush was developed in the late 19th century as a substitute for rattan in wicker furniture, occasionally called paper fiber …   Glossary of Art Terms


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.