rush1 [ rʌʃ ] verb **
▸ 1 hurry to get somewhere
▸ 2 hurry to do something
▸ 3 flow very quickly
▸ 4 move quickly toward someone
▸ 5 carry ball forward
▸ 6 at college/university
1. ) intransitive rush in/toward/through/down etc. to hurry in order to get somewhere very quickly:
Suddenly the door burst open and Joe rushed in.
Ambulance crews rushed to the scene of the accident.
the sound of traffic rushing by
a ) transitive to take or send someone or something somewhere in a hurry:
rush someone to/into/off etc.: Frank was rushed to the hospital with violent stomach pains.
We rushed the kids off to school.
rush someone something: Can you rush me a copy of the report?
2. ) intransitive or transitive to hurry to do something:
There's no need to rush, we have plenty of time.
Don't rush your decision.
rush to do something: The phone rang, and Hayley rushed to answer it.
a ) transitive to try to make someone hurry:
Stop rushing me, this job takes time.
rush someone into (doing) something: You can't rush someone into marrying you.
3. ) intransitive to flow somewhere very quickly:
The smile he gave her sent blood rushing to her cheeks.
4. ) rush or rush at transitive to move quickly toward someone, especially in order to attack them:
The gang rushed him and took his watch and wallet.
Two dogs rushed at Delia, growling and baring their teeth.
5. ) intransitive or transitive to carry the ball forward in the game of football
6. ) transitive AMERICAN to try to persuade students at a college or university in the U.S. to join a particular FRATERNITY or SORORITY (=social organization) by entertaining them at social events
a ) intransitive or transitive to try to become a member of particular FRATERNITY or SORORITY by going to its social events
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,rush a`round phrasal verb intransitive
to try to do a lot of things or go to a lot of places in a short period of time:
I've been rushing around shopping all day.
`rush ,into phrasal verb transitive
rush into something to do something without first thinking carefully about it:
Try not to rush into a decision you may later regret.
rush headlong into something (=do something too quickly): I swore to myself I wouldn't rush headlong into another romance.
,rush `out phrasal verb transitive
to quickly produce something and make it available for people to buy:
The publishers rushed out a paperback edition of the book.
,rush `through phrasal verb transitive
to deal with official or legal business more quickly than usual:
The legislation had been rushed through Congress.
rush 2 [ rʌʃ ] noun **
▸ 1 sudden movement
▸ 2 a hurry to do something
▸ 3 sudden strong emotion
▸ 4 interest to do/have something
▸ 5 time with heavy traffic
▸ 6 attempt to run with ball
▸ 7 tall plant like grass
▸ 8 movie scenes
▸ 9 at college/university
1. ) singular a sudden movement forward, especially by a crowd of people:
make a rush for something: Everyone made a rush for the ice cream stand.
headlong/mad/frantic rush: Commuters jostled in a frantic rush to get off the subway.
a ) a sudden strong movement of liquid or air:
rush of: He opened the door and felt a rush of cold night air.
2. ) singular or uncount a situation in which you hurry to do something, especially because you do not have much time:
Sorry about the rush, but we need the figures tomorrow.
be in a rush: Sorry, I can't stop. I'm in a rush.
be in no rush to do something: He was in no rush to leave.
do something in a rush: I knew that I'd finished the paper in a rush, and that the final paragraph was probably shaky.
mad/frantic rush: There was a mad rush to get the house clean before they arrived.
a ) what's the rush? used for asking someone why they are hurrying to do something, and usually for telling them to slow down
3. ) count a sudden strong emotion:
rush of: Anne felt a rush of affection for the wise old woman.
He fought down a sudden rush of panic.
a ) INFORMAL a strong feeling of pleasure people get after taking some types of drugs
b ) INFORMAL a sudden feeling of excitement, pleasure, happiness, etc.:
I felt an incredible rush as I jumped from the plane.
something is a rush: It was such a rush, realizing that this tiny baby was my child.
4. ) singular a sudden interest among a lot of people in having or doing something:
A last-minute rush by Christmas shoppers boosted sales.
rush of: There has been a rush of foreign investment in the country.
rush on: We've had a rush on barbecue grills this week.
rush to do something: There was a rush to buy tickets for the concert.
5. ) the rush the period of time during which the crowds are the largest or there is the most traffic:
Lee left home at six in the morning to avoid the rush.
the morning/lunchtime/Christmas etc. rush: I decided to brave the Saturday morning rush at the mall.
beat the rush (=avoid it): Beat the morning rush by walking to work.
6. ) count in football, an attempt to move the ball by running with it
7. ) count a tall plant that looks like grass and grows in water. It is used for making baskets and covering floors.
8. ) rushes plural TECHNICAL the first photographed scenes of a part of a movie before the director changes them in any way
9. ) singular AMERICAN the time when students at colleges and universities in the U.S. go to social events arranged by FRATERNITIES or SORORITIES (=social organizations) in order to decide which one to join

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