rush1 [rush]
[ME ruschen < Anglo-Fr russher < MFr ruser, to repel, avert, orig., to mislead < OFr reuser: see RUSE]
a) to move or go swiftly or impetuously; dash
b) to dash recklessly or rashly
2. to make a swift, sudden attack or assault (on or upon); charge
3. to pass, come, go, come into view, act, etc. swiftly, suddenly, or hastily [a thought rushing into the mind ]
4. Football to run with the ball after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
1. to move, send, push, drive, etc. swiftly, violently, or hastily [we rushed him to the hospital]
2. to do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry [to rush an order, a person at work, etc.]
a) to make a swift, sudden attack or assault on; charge
b) to overcome or capture by such an attack or assault
4. Informal
a) to lavish attentions on, as in courting
b) to entertain with parties or the like prior to inviting to join a fraternity or sorority
5. Football
a) to run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
1. the act of rushing
2. an eager movement of many people to get to a place, as to a region where gold has recently been found
3. intense activity; busyness; haste; hurry [the rush of modern life]
4. a sudden, swift attack or assault; onslaught
5. a kind of scrimmage contest between groups of college students, as between freshmen and sophomores
6. a press, as of business or traffic, necessitating unusual haste or effort [the morning rush]
7. Slang
a) the first, sudden euphoric effect of taking a narcotic, amphetamine, etc.
b) a sudden thrill of pleasure
8. Football a play in which an offensive back rushes with the ball
9. [usually pl.] Film a first print made shortly after the filming of a scene or scenes, for inspection by the director, etc.
1. necessitating haste [rush orders]
2. characterized by a RUSH1 (n. 6) [rush hours]
with a rush
suddenly and forcefully
rush2 [rush]
[ME rusche < OE risc, akin to MDu risch, Norw rusk < IE base * rezg-, to plait, twist > Sans rájju, L restis, cord]
1. any of a genus (Juncus) of plants of the rush family, having small, greenish flowers: rushes usually grow in wet places and the round stems and pliant leaves of some species are used in making baskets, mats, ropes, etc.
2. any of various similar plants, as the bulrushes or horsetails
designating a family (Juncaceae, order Juncales) of grasslike monocotyledonous plants with a 6-parted perianth, tufted leaves, and the fruit in capsules

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