/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.
18. the act of rushing; a rapid, impetuous, or headlong onward movement.
19. a hostile attack.
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.
31. requiring or performed with haste: a rush order.
32. characterised by rush or press of work, traffic, etc.
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
/rʌʃ / (say rush)

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.


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