From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrushrush1 /rʌʃ/ ●●● S2 W3 verb 1 move quickly [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]HURRY to move very quickly, especially because you need to be somewhere very soon syn hurry A small girl rushed past her. Mo rushed off down the corridor.► see thesaurus at hurry2 → rush to do something3 do something too quickly [intransitive, transitive]HURRY to do or decide something too quickly, especially so that you do not have time to do it carefully or well He does not intend to rush his decision.rush into I’m not rushing into marriage again.rush through She rushed through her script.rush it/things When we first met, neither of us wanted to rush things.4 take/send urgently [transitive always + adverb/preposition]HURRY to take or send someone or something somewhere very quickly, especially because of an unexpected problemrush somebody/something to something The Red Cross rushed medical supplies to the war zone. Dan was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.5 make somebody hurry [transitive]HURRY to try to make someone do something more quickly than they want to 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.6 liquid [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if water or another liquid rushes somewhere, it moves quickly Water rushed through the gorge.7 → blood rushes to somebody’s face/cheeks8 attack [transitive]ATTACK to attack a person or place suddenly and in a group They rushed the guard and stole his keys.9 American universities American English a) [transitive]SEC 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, transitive]SEC to go through the process of trying to be accepted into one of these clubs10 American football [intransitive, transitive]DSF to carry the ball forwardTHESAURUSrush to move very quickly, especially because you need to be somewhere soonHe was rushing out of his office in order to go to a meeting.There’s no need to rush - we have plenty of time.hurry to do something or go somewhere more quickly than usual, especially because there is not much timePeople hurried into stores to escape the rain.You ll have to hurry or we 'll be late for breakfastI hurried through the rest of my workout and showered as quickly as I could.race to go somewhere as fast as you canShe raced downstairs to tell her mother.He raced back to his car and called for help.tear to run very quickly and without really looking where you are going, because you are in a hurryI saw two boys tearing across the field towards the tree.He tore down the stairs and out of the house.They tore out of the building.dash to run somewhere very fast, especially only a short distanceBob dashed across the road to his friend’s house.Her heart was pumping furiously as she dashed through the kitchen to the front door.I dashed outside to try to rescue the unfortunate creature.hustle American English informal to hurry when you are doing something or going somewhereYou better hustle or you’re going to miss the school bus.hasten literary to hurry somewhere, especially because you need to do somethingSuddenly frightened, she hastened back to where her friends were standing.She took a deep breath and then hastened after him. → rush around → rush something ↔ out → rush something ↔ through→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrush• There's plenty of time - we don't need to rush.• Try to do your work calmly and carefully, without rushing.• We rushed around trying to get all the information we needed before the end of the week.• Fenner had two catches for 24 yards, but did not have a rushing attempt against the Chargers.• Lawrence rushed for 68 yards and one touchdown.• The book was rushed into print, and there are a lot of mistakes in it.• He was in livery, and told me he was rushed off his feet.• Fools rush on war to make a weaker country their slave.• Everyone rushed out into the street to see what was happening.• I rushed over to meet him.• Police in riot gear rushed the demonstrators.• She decided to rush the Tri-Delta sorority.• The hospitals rush these lower-paid workers on the hospital floor as soon as possible.• Don't try to rush things in a new relationship.• Because it was rushed through, another piece of legislation is now needed to put matters right.• Water rushed through the gutters during the heavy thunderstorm.• Zack rushed to tell her what had happened.• The Raiders have not had a rushing touchdown since Williams scored against Dallas on Nov. 19,1995.• But as it rushed up the side of the church steeple Carol had a fright.• However, other people will be rushing you along today.• I don't mean to rush you but I really need to get going.• If you rush your meals, you'll get indigestion.rush it/things• He's recovering from surgery well, but shouldn't rush things.• Intimacy, of a kind; they were both reserved people, they didn't rush things.• Yanto resisted the urge to rush things.• What you do not do is rush it by warming it up; just let it grow at its own slow pace.• Don't rush it; don't be nervous.• Mr Potter says it's as well not to rush things, not this early in my career.• Fawcett said that this sounded very important and that if Pons sent it to him he would rush it through.• Zhong quickly retrieved a fist-sized chunk and rushed it to a frozen-food warehouse for safekeeping.• If I rush it unsettles me for the whole session, and I invariably feel as though I have not done something right.rushed to hospital• An ambulance was called and the boy was rushed to hospital.• She was rushed to hospital, but was not expected to survive.• In 1991, he was rushed to hospital by helicopter after collapsing while jogging.• Fireworks show ends in terror A child is rushed to hospital in an ambulance after the explosion.• She's rushed to hospital on a stretcher in a neck brace.• She was rushed to hospital, where her life was saved.• He was rushed to hospital with cerebral concussion and a smashed-up face.• She is later rushed to hospital with terrible cramps.rush somebody into (doing) something• Do not forget to take the rush hour into account.• We arrived back in the evening but no one rushed immediately into camp.• Maybe people should not rush back into daily life quite so fast, quite so eagerly.• That goal acted as an adrenalin rush and into extra-time we went.• The Hidatsa rushed eagerly into hail storms and gathered hail stones to cool their tepid Missouri River drinking water.• But whenever she passed the wood the tales rushed back into her mind and made her blood run cold.• After throwing the plates on the table, she would rush out into the garden in an attempt to cool down.