|Origin:||ruser 'to drive back, deceive', from Latin recusare; RECUSE|
rush1 S2 W3
to move very quickly, especially because you need to be somewhere very soon [= hurry]:
move quickly[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
A small girl rushed past her.
Mo rushed off down the corridor.
to do something very quickly and without delay:
I rushed to pack my suitcase before she came back.
He rushed to help his comrade.
to do or decide something too quickly, especially so that you do not have time to do it carefully or well:
do something too quickly[intransitive and transitive]
He does not intend to rush his decision.
I'm not rushing into marriage again.
She rushed through her script.
When we first met, neither of us wanted to rush things.
to take or send someone or something somewhere very quickly, especially because of an unexpected problem
take/send urgently[transitive always + adverb/preposition]
The Red Cross rushed medical supplies to the war zone.
Dan was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.
to try to make someone do something more quickly than they want to:
make somebody hurry[transitive]
I'm sorry to rush you, but we need a decision by Friday.
rush somebody into (doing) something
They felt they were being rushed into choosing a new leader.
if water or another liquid rushes somewhere, it moves quickly:
liquid[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
Water rushed through the gorge.
used to say that someone's face becomes red because they feel embarrassed:
I felt the blood rush to my face as I heard my name.
to attack a person or place suddenly and in a group:
They rushed the guard and stole his keys.
american universitiesAmerican English
to give parties for students, have meetings etc, in order to decide whether to let them join your fraternity or sorority (=type of club)
b) [intransitive and transitive]SEC
to go through the process of trying to be accepted into one of these clubs
to carry the ball forward
american football[intransitive and transitive]DSF
rush aroundphrasal verb
Get things ready early so that you don't have to rush around at the last minute.
rush something ↔ outphrasal verb
to make a new product, book etc available for sale very quickly:
The new edition was rushed out just before Christmas.
rush something ↔ throughphrasal verb
to deal with official or government business more quickly than usual
rush something through something
The legislation was rushed through parliament.