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English adjective: rush

1. rush not accepting reservations




2. rush done under pressure

SamplesA rush job.




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.


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!.


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


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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