[syn: haste, hurry, rush, rushing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rush \Rush\ (r[u^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rushed (r[u^]sht);
p. pr. & vb. n. Rushing.] [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to
make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG.
r[=u]schen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel.
& Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]
1. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous
rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush
down a precipice.
Like to an entered tide, they all rush by. --Shak.
2. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or
without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush
business or speculation.
They . . . never think it to be a part of religion
to rush into the office of princes and ministers.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by
running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop
a rush" [syn: rush, rushing]
2: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his
haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, hurry,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "rushing":
abrupt, affluent, ascending, axial, back, back-flowing, backward,
confluent, coursing, decurrent, defluent, descending, diffluent,
down-trending, downward, drifting, flowing, fluent, fluxional,
fluxive, flying, going, gulfy, gushing, gyrational, gyratory,
hasty, headlong, hurried, impetuous, mazy, meandering, mounting,
passing, plunging, pouring, precipitant, precipitous, profluent,
progressive, racing, reflowing, refluent, regressive,
retrogressive, rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running,
serpentine, sideward, sinking, sluggish, soaring, streaming,
sudden, surging, surgy, tidal, up-trending, upward, vortical