rush: Meaning and Definition of
- to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence.
- to dash, esp. to dash forward for an attack or onslaught.
- to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly: The blood rushed to his face.
- to carry the ball on a running play or plays.
- to perform, accomplish, or finish with speed, impetuosity, or violence: They rushed the work to make the deadline.
- to carry or convey with haste: to rush an injured person to the hospital.
- to cause to move, act, or progress quickly; hurry: He rushed his roommate to get to the party on time.
- to send, push, force, impel, etc., with unusual speed or haste: to rush a bill through Congress.
- to attack suddenly and violently; charge.
- to overcome or capture (a person, place, etc.).
- to heap attentions on; court intensively; woo: to rush an attractive newcomer.
- to entertain (a prospective fraternity or sorority member) before making bids for membership.
- The home team rushed 145 yards.
- to carry (the ball) forward across the line of scrimmage.
- to carry the ball (a distance) forward from the line of scrimmage:The home team rushed 145 yards.
- (of a defensive team member) to attempt to force a way quickly into the backfield in pursuit of (the back in possession of the ball).
- the act of rushing; a rapid, impetuous, or violent onward movement.
- a hostile attack.
- an eager rushing of numbers of persons to some region that is being occupied or exploited, esp. because of a new mine: the gold rush to California.
- a sudden appearance or access: a rush of tears.
- hurried activity; busy haste: the rush of city life.
- a hurried state, as from pressure of affairs: to be in a rush.
- press of work, business, traffic, etc., requiring extraordinary effort or haste.
- an attempt to carry or instance of carrying the ball across the line of scrimmage.
- an act or instance of rushing the offensive back in possession of the ball.
- a scrimmage held as a form of sport between classes or bodies of students in colleges.
- daily (def. 4).
- a series of lavish attentions paid a woman by a suitor: He gave her a big rush.
- the rushing by a fraternity or sorority.
- Also calledthe initial, intensely pleasurable or exhilarated feeling experienced upon taking a narcotic or stimulant drug.
- requiring or done in haste: a rush order; rush work.
- characterized by excessive business, a press of work or traffic, etc.: The cafeteria's rush period was from noon to two in the afternoon.
- characterized by the rushing of potential new members by a sorority or fraternity: rush week on the university campus.
- any grasslike plant of the genus Juncus, having pithy or hollow stems, found in wet or marshy places. Cf.
- any plant of the rush family.
- any of various similar plants.
- a stem of such a plant, used for making chair bottoms, mats, baskets, etc.
- something of little or no value; trifle: not worth a rush.
- 1745–1813, U.S. physician and political leader: author of medical treatises.
- his son,1780–1859, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat.
- rush (Thesaurus)