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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English rysc.

Noun

Singular
rush

Plural
rushes

rush (rushes)
  1. Any of several stiff aquatic or marsh plants of the genus Juncus having hollow or pithy stems and small flowers.
  2. The stem of such plants used in making baskets, mats, the seats of chairs, etc.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Anglo-Norman russher, russer (French ruser) Confer Middle High German ruschen, [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] rauschen, Dutch ruischen.

Noun

Singular
rush

Plural
rushes

rush (rushes)
  1. A sudden forward motion.
  2. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) A surge.
    A rush of business can be difficult to handle effectively for its unexpected volume.
  3. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) General haste.
    Many errors were made in the rush to finish.
  4. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) A rapid, noisy flow.
    a rush of water
    a rush of footsteps
  5. (military) A sudden attack; an onslaught.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The act of running at another player to block or disrupt play.
    a rush on the quaterback
  7. A sudden, brief exhilaration, for instance the pleasurable sensation produced by a stimulant.
    The rollercoaster gave me a rush.
  8. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A regulated period of recruitment in fraternities and sororities.
    rush week
Derived terms
Translations

onslaught See onslaught

Verb

Infinitive
to rush

Third person singular
rush

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to rush (third-person singular simple present rush, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hurry; to perform a task with great haste.
    rush one's dinner
  2. (intransitive) To flow rapidly or noisily.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To dribble rapidly.
  4. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To run directly at another player in order to block or disrupt play.
  5. (transitive) To cause to move or act with unusual haste.
    Don't rush your client or he may withdraw.
  6. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make a swift or sudden attack.
  7. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) (military) To swiftly attach to without warning.
  8. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) (transitive) To transport or carry quickly.
    The shuttle rushes passengers from the station to the airport.
Synonyms
Translations

Adjective

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Positive
rush

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) Performed with, or requiring urgency or great haste, or done under pressure.
    rush job
Usage notes

Used only before a noun.

Etymology 3

Abbreviation of remote use of shared hardware.

Proper noun

RUSH

  1. (computing) A dialect of the language PL/1.

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