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English adjective: rush

1. rush not accepting reservations


Synonymsfirst-come-first-serve


Similarunreserved


Antonymsreserved

2. rush done under pressure


SamplesA rush job.


Synonymsrushed


Similarhurried


Antonymsunhurried


English noun: rush

1. rush (act) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner


SamplesIn his haste to leave he forgot his book.


Synonymshaste, hurry, rushing


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)bolt, dash, scamper, scramble, scurry

2. rush (event) a sudden forceful flow


Synonymsspate, surge, upsurge


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing


Narrower (hyponym)debris storm, debris surge, onrush

3. rush (plant) grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems


Broader (hypernym)bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant


Narrower (hyponym)bullrush, bulrush, common rush, hard rush, jointed rush, Juncus articulatus, Juncus bufonius, Juncus effusus, Juncus inflexus, Juncus leseurii, Juncus tenuis, salt rush, slender rush, soft rush, toad rush


Member meronymfamily Juncaceae, Juncaceae, rush family

4. Rush (person) physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)


SynonymsBenjamin Rush


Instance hypernymAmerican Revolutionary leader, doc, doctor, Dr., MD, medico, physician

5. rush (feeling) the swift release of a store of affective force


SamplesThey got a great bang out of it.
What a boot!.
He got a quick rush from injecting heroin.
He does it for kicks.


Synonymsbang, boot, charge, flush, kick, thrill


Broader (hypernym)excitement, exhilaration

6. rush (event) a sudden burst of activity


SamplesCome back after the rush.


Broader (hypernym)burst, flare-up, outburst

7. rush (act) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line


SamplesThe linebackers were ready to stop a rush.


Synonymsrushing


Broader (hypernym)run, running, running game, running play


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game


English verb: rush

1. rush (motion) move fast


SamplesHe rushed down the hall to receive his guests.
The cars raced down the street.


ExamplesThey rush up the hill


Synonymsbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush along, speed, step on it


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)barge, buck, charge, dart, dash, flash, push forward, scoot, scud, shoot, shoot, shoot down, tear, thrust ahead


Antonymsdawdle, linger

2. rush (competition) attack suddenly


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, set on


Narrower (hyponym)bear down, charge

3. rush (change) urge to an unnatural speed


SamplesDon't rush me, please!.


Synonymshurry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)exhort, press, urge, urge on


Causefestinate, hasten, hurry, look sharp, rush


Antonymsdelay, detain, hold up

4. rush (change) act or move at high speed


SamplesWe have to rush!.
Hurry--it's late!.


Synonymsfestinate, hasten, hurry, look sharp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, move

5. rush (motion) run with the ball, in football


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)run

6. rush (motion) cause to move fast or to rush or race


SamplesThe psychologist raced the rats through a long maze.


ExamplesThey rush the car down the avenue


Synonymsrace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

7. rush (creation) cause to occur rapidly


SamplesThe infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions.


Synonymshasten, induce, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)effect, effectuate, set up









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