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I UK [rʌʃ] / US verb
Word forms "rush":
present tense I/you/we/they rush he/she/it rushes present participle rushing past tense rushed past participle rushed
a) [intransitive] to hurry in order to get somewhere very quickly
rush in/towards/through/down etc:

Suddenly the door burst open and Joe rushed in.

Ambulance crews rushed to the scene of the accident.

the sound of traffic rushing by

b) [transitive] to take or send someone or something somewhere in a hurry
rush someone to/into/off etc:

Frank was rushed to hospital with violent stomach pains.

We rushed the children off to school.

rush someone something:

Can you rush me a copy of the report?

a) [intransitive/transitive] to hurry to do something

There's no need to rush. We've got plenty of time.

Don't rush your decision.

rush to do something:

Hayley rushed to answer the phone.

b) [transitive] to try to make someone hurry

Stop rushing me!

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 towards someone or something, 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/transitive] to carry the ball forwards in the game of American football
Phrasal verbs:

II UK [rʌʃ] / US noun
Word forms "rush":
singular rush plural rushes
a) [singular] a sudden movement forwards, especially by a crowd of people
make a rush for something:

Everyone made a rush for the refreshments.

headlong/mad/frantic rush:

Commuters jostled in a frantic rush to get off the train.

b) a sudden strong movement of liquid or air
rush of:

He opened the door and felt a rush of cold night air.

2) [singular/uncountable] 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 pictures 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 poor.

mad/frantic rush:

There was a mad rush to get the house tidy before they arrived.

3) [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 mobile phones this week.

a rush to do something:

There was a rush to buy tickets for the concert.

4) [countable] 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 that 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.

5) the rush the period of time during which the crowds are the largest or there is the most traffic

Lee left London at six o'clock to avoid the rush.

the morning/lunchtime/Christmas etc rush:

I decided to brave the Saturday morning rush at the supermarket.

beat the rush (= avoid it):

Beat the morning rush by walking to work.

6) [countable] a tall plant that looks like grass and grows in water. It is used for making baskets and covering floors.
7) rushes
[plural] cinema the first photographed scenes of a part of a film before the director changes them in any way
8) [countable] in American football, an attempt to move the ball by running with it

what's the rush? — used for asking someone why they are hurrying to do something, and usually for telling them to slow down


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