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English noun: gold rush

1. gold rush (event) a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

SamplesThe demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line.

Synonymsbonanza, boom, bunce, godsend, gravy, manna from heaven, windfall

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

2. gold rush (act) a large migration of people to a newly discovered gold field

Broader (hypernym)migration

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