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rush

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rush \Rush\ (r[u^]sh), verb (used without an object) [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 shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

1. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.

Like to an entered tide, they all rush by. --Shak.

2. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.

They . . . never think it to be a part of religion to rush into the office of princes and ministers. --Sprat.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rush \Rush\, noun [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 soft, slender stems, as the species of {Juncus} and {Scirpus}.

Note: Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to lamps and rushlights.

2. The merest trifle; a straw.

John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush. --Arbuthnot.

{Bog rush}. See under {Bog}.

{Club rush}, any rush of the genus {Scirpus}.

{Flowering rush}. See under {Flowering}.

{Nut rush} (a) Any plant of the genus {Scleria}, rushlike plants with hard nutlike fruits. (b) A name for several species of {Cyperus} having tuberous roots.

{Rush broom}, an Australian leguminous plant ({Viminaria denudata}), having long, slender branches. Also, the Spanish broom. See under {Spanish}.

{Rush candle}, See under {Candle}.

{Rush grass}, any grass of the genus {Vilfa}, grasses with wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.

{Rush toad} (Zool.), the natterjack.

{Scouring rush}. (Bot.) Same as {Dutch rush}, under {Dutch.}

{Spike rush}, any rushlike plant of the genus {Eleocharis}, in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.

{Sweet rush}, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc. ({Andropogon schoenanthus}), used in Oriental medical practice.

{Wood rush}, any plant of the genus {Luzula}, which differs in some technical characters from {Juncus}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rush \Rush\, verb (used with an object)

1. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.

2. To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error. [College Cant, U.S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rush \Rush\, noun

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.

A gentleman of his train spurred up his horse, and, with a violent rush, severed him from the duke. --Sir H. Wotton.

2. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business. [Colloq.]

3. A perfect recitation. [College Cant, U.S.]

4. (Football) (a) A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.

{Bunt rush} (Football), a combined rush by main strength.

{Rush line} (Football), the line composed of rushers.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rush

adjective

1: not accepting reservations [syn: {first-come-first- serve(p)}, {rush}]

2: done under pressure; "a rush job" [syn: {rush(a)}, {rushed}]

noun

1: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: {haste}, {hurry}, {rush}, {rushing}]

2: a sudden forceful flow [syn: {rush}, {spate}, {surge}, {upsurge}]

3: grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems

4: physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813) [syn: {Rush}, {Benjamin Rush}]

5: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: {bang}, {boot}, {charge}, {rush}, {flush}, {thrill}, {kick}]

6: a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"

7: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush" [syn: {rush}, {rushing}]

verb

1: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" [syn: {rush}, {hotfoot}, {hasten}, {hie}, {speed}, {race}, {pelt along}, {rush along}, {cannonball along}, {bucket along}, {belt along}, {step on it}] [ant: {dawdle}, {linger}]

2: attack suddenly

3: urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!" [syn: {rush}, {hurry}] [ant: {delay}, {detain}, {hold up}]

4: act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!" [syn: {rush}, {hasten}, {hurry}, {look sharp}, {festinate}]

5: run with the ball, in football

6: cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze" [syn: {race}, {rush}]

7: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions" [syn: {induce}, {stimulate}, {rush}, {hasten}]

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