rushrush1 /rʌʃ/ ●●●S2W3 verb1move quickly [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]HURRY to move very quickly, especially because you need to be somewhere very soon syn hurryA small girl rushed past her.Mo rushed off down the corridor.► see thesaurus at hurry2 →rush to do something3do 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 wellHe does not intend to rush his decision.rush intoI’m not rushing into marriage again.rush throughShe rushed through her script.rush it/thingsWhen we first met, neither of us wanted to rush things.4take/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 somethingThe Red Cross rushed medical supplies to the war zone.Dan was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.5make somebody hurry [transitive]HURRY to try to make someone do something more quickly than they want toI’m sorry to rush you, but we need a decision by Friday.rush somebody into (doing) somethingThey felt they were being rushed into choosing a new leader.6liquid [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if water or another liquidrushes somewhere, it moves quicklyWater rushed through the gorge.7 →blood rushes to somebody’s face/cheeks8attack [transitive]ATTACK to attack a person or place suddenly and in a groupThey rushed the guard and stole his keys.9American universities American Englisha)[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 clubs10American football [intransitive, transitive]DSF to carry the ballforwardTHESAURUSrush 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
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rush• 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.• Foolsrush 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 riotgearrushed the demonstrators.• She decided to rush the Tri-Delta sorority.• The hospitalsrush 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 churchsteepleCarol 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 slowpace.• 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 itunsettles 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 neckbrace.• She was rushed to hospital, where her life was saved.• He was rushed to hospital with cerebralconcussion and a smashed-up face.• She is later rushed to hospital with terriblecramps.rush somebody into (doing) something• Do not forget to take the rush hour intoaccount.• We arrived back in the evening but no one rushed immediately intocamp.• Maybe people should not rush back intodaily life quite so fast, quite so eagerly.• That goal acted as an adrenalinrush and into extra-time we went.• The Hidatsa rushed eagerly intohailstorms and gathered hail stones to cool their tepid Missouri River drinking water.• But whenever she passed the wood the talesrushed 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.
rushrush2 ●●○ noun1fast movement [singular]HURRY a sudden fast movement of things or peoplerush of air/wind/waterShe felt a cold rush of air as she wound down her window.in a rushHer words came out in a rush.At five past twelve there was a mad rush to the dinner hall.2hurry [singular, uncountable]HURRY a situation in which you need to hurryI knew there would be a last-minute rush to meet the deadline.Don’t worry, there’s no rush. We don’t have to be at the station until 10.do something in a rush (=do something quickly because you need to hurry)I had to do my homework in a rush because I was late.be in a rushI’m sorry, I can’t talk now – I’m in a rush.3 →the rush4people wanting something [singular]HURRY a situation in which a lot of people suddenly try to do or get somethingrush onThere’s always a rush on swimsuits in the hot weather.rush to do somethingthe rush to put computers in all schools →gold rush5feeling [singular]a)informalEXCITED a sudden strong, usually pleasant feeling that you get from taking a drug or from doing something exciting → highThe feeling of power gave me such a rush.an adrenalin rushb)rush of anger/excitement/gratitude etcSTRONG FEELING OR BELIEF a sudden very strong feeling of anger etcI felt a rush of excitement when she arrived.A rush of jealousy swept through her.6plant [countable usually plural]HBP a type of tallgrass that grows in water, often used for making baskets7 →rushes8american students [uncountable] American EnglishSEC the time when students in Americanuniversities who want to join a fraternity or sorority (=type of club) go to a lot of parties in order to try to be acceptedrush week
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rush• rush week• From the darkness behind her there came a rush of wings.• Even with a rush of students, the building maintained its dignity.• a rush party• Slow down! What's the big rush?• the Christmas rush• The accident happened during the evening rush.• There was a furiousrush to have everything ready for the opening night.• And when you stood hesitating before you unhitched the bow line, rush built to flood.• I had forgotten my wallet in the usual Monday morning rush.• But Peacock, 24, is in no rush to quit Tyneside.• I can write fast enough, and there is no rush.• Skateboarding is a real rush once you know how to do it.• But as the rush died down it became apparent that her resolutedetermination would not be needed.• Peter suggested keeping on until half an hour into the rush hour but no longer as it looked like being particularly crowded today.mad rush• Twenty five minutes past twelve came and there was a mad rush to the dinnerhall.• Towards evening I went in search of bed and breakfast; the mad rush to the west could wait.be in a rush• As soon as he found out I was a convictedfelon, he was in a rush to be friends.• He was in a rush again.• I was in a rush as usual but I had to stop.• Everybody seemed to be in a rush.• Neither of us was in a rush to push things to the next stage.rush to do something• On a Sunday at family worship, it may be that there has been a rush to get to the service.• A belated rush to help is under way, complete with the good intentions and hazards that hastyrescues invariably bring.• I felt the blood rush to my face.• What did you imagine I might do? Rush to your competitors?• There had been the inevitablerush to get finalitems aboard before we sailed.• Too often we ignore who children are in the rush to cover material.• The military was leery of the rush to war.• The rush to Berkshire had been pointless.From Longman Business Dictionaryrushrush1 /rʌʃ/ verb1[intransitive] to move or go somewhere very quickly and in large amountsrush intoForeign capital is rushing into Asia at an incredible rate.2[intransitive, transitive] to do something too quickly, especially so that you do not have time to do it carefully or wellThere’s plenty of time — we don’t need to rush.The company chose not to rush development of the new engine.3rush to do something to do something eagerly and without delayInvestors are rushing to buy bonds.4[transitive] to take or send something somewhere very quickly, especially because of an unexpected problemWe had to rush the backup disk to the office.Volkswagen rushed in its bid early.5[transitive] to try to make someone do something more quickly than they want toI’m sorry to rush you, but we need a decision by Friday.rush somebody into doing somethingDon’t let them rush you into signing the contract. →rush into something →rush something → out →rush something → through→ See Verb tablerushrush2 noun1[singular, uncountable] a situation in which you need to hurryWe don’t see any rush or urgency to buy right now.They are in no rush to make a deal.2[singular] when a lot of people suddenly try to do or get somethingrush forWe’re going to see a big rush for Western goods.rush ona rush on swimsuits in the hot weatherrush to do somethingThe rush to buy shares did not last long.3[singular] the time in the day, month, year etc when a place or group of people are particularly busyThe cafe is quiet until the lunchtime rush.the Christmas rush → see alsogold-rush