• "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
    "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rush done under pressure "a rush job"
    • adj rush not accepting reservations
    • v rush urge to an unnatural speed "Don't rush me, please!"
    • v rush act or move at high speed "We have to rush!","hurry--it's late!"
    • v rush attack suddenly
    • v rush cause to occur rapidly "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
    • v rush move fast "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests","The cars raced down the street"
    • v rush cause to move fast or to rush or race "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
    • v rush run with the ball, in football
    • n rush the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
    • n rush (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
    • n rush a sudden burst of activity "come back after the rush"
    • n rush a sudden forceful flow
    • n rush the swift release of a store of affective force "they got a great bang out of it","what a boot!","he got a quick rush from injecting heroin","he does it for kicks"
    • n Rush physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    • n rush grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dad and Leopold Make a Rush for That Swimming Place 372 Dad and Leopold Make a Rush for That Swimming Place 372
He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher
Rushing the Apparatus-Cart Rushing the Apparatus-Cart
The Rush for the Gold-fields The Rush for the Gold-fields

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour
    • Rush A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water. "A gentleman of his train spurred up his horse, and, with a violent rush , severed him from the duke."
    • Rush (Bot) A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
    • Rush A perfect recitation.
    • Rush (Football) A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush .
    • Rush Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
    • Rush (Football) The act of running with the ball.
    • Rush The merest trifle; a straw. "John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush ."
    • Rush 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."
    • Rush 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."
    • Rush To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
    • Rush To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bo Jackson set a Monday Night Football record by rushing for 222 yards in one game against the Seattle Seahawks, including a 91-yard TD run
    • n rush Any plant belonging to the order Juncaceæ, especially a plant of the genus Juncus; also extended to some sedges (Carex), horsetails (Equisetum), and a few other plants. The typical rush is Juncus effusus, the common or soft rush, marked by its dense clump of slender cylindrical leafless steams, 2 or 3 feet high, from matted creeping rootstocks, some of the stems barren, the others producing from one side a close panicle of greenish or brownish flowers. It is found in wet places nearly throughout the northern hemisphere and in many parts of the southern. Very common in North America is J. tenuis, a smaller wiry species growing among grass, and especially in old roads and cow-paths. (See Juncus, and phrases below.) Rushes were formerly used to strew floors by way of covering.
    • n rush A wick. Compare rush-candle.
    • n rush Figuratively, anything weak, worthless, or of trivial value; the merest trifle; a straw.
    • n rush A small patch of underwood. Halliwell. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n rush The lemon-grass or ginger-grass, Andropogon Schœnanthus.
    • n rush (See nut-rush, scouring-rush, and wood-rush.)
    • rush To gather rushes.
    • rush To move or drive forward with impetuosity, violence, or tumultuous rapidity.
    • rush To move or act with undue eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; hurry: as, to rush into business or politics.
    • rush In foot-ball, to fill the position of a rusher.
    • rush To take part in a college rush. See rush, n., 5.
    • rush To cause to rush; cause to go swiftly or violently; drive or thrust furiously; hence, to force impetuously or hastily; hurry; overturn.
    • rush Specifically In foot-ball, to force by main strength toward the goal of one's opponents: said of the ball.
    • rush To secure by rushing.
    • rush To cause to hasten; especially, to urge to undue haste; drive; push.
    • n rush A driving forward with eagerness and haste; a motion or course of action marked by violent or tumultuous haste: as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds.
    • n rush An eager demand; a run.
    • n rush In foot-ball, a play by which one of the contestants forces his way with the ball through the line of his opponents toward their goal.
    • n rush A very successful passing of an examination, or a correct recitation.
    • n rush A scrimmage between classes or bodies of students. such as occurs at some American colleges.
    • n rush Extreme urgency of affairs; urgent pressure; such a quantity or quality of anything as to cause extraordinary effort or haste: as, a rush of business.
    • n rush A stampede, as of cattle, horses, etc.
    • n rush A company; a flock or flight, as of birds.
    • n rush In mining or blasting, same as spire.
    • n rush A feast or merrymaking. Halliwell. [Prov. Eng.]
    • rush In rowing, to come forward too fast; to rush the slide.
    • rush To surround with many attentions and entertain often: as, to rush a girl; to rush a man for a fraternity.
    • n rush In gold-mining, a place where gold is found in quantities: so called from the rush of miners to mark out claims.
    • rush Characterized by haste; requiring haste.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water
    • v.i Rush rush to move with a shaking, rustling noise, as the wind: to move forward violently: to enter rashly and hastily
    • v.t Rush to drive: to push, to secure by rushing
    • n Rush a rushing or driving forward: an eager demand: urgent pressure, as of business: a stampede of cattle: in football, when a player forces his way by main strength
    • n Rush rush a genus (Juncus) of marshy plants, some absolutely destitute of leaves, but with barren scapes resembling leaves: the name esp. of those species with no proper leaves, the round stems known as rushes: a wick: the merest trifle
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  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.”
  • Horace
    “The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.”
  • Al Bernstein
    Al Bernstein
    “Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.”
  • George Eliot
    “The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”


Fools rush in where angels fear to tread - This idiom is used where people who are inexperienced or lack knowledge do something that more informed people would avoid.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ruschen,; cf. AS. hryscan, to make a noise, D. ruischen, to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rūschen, to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska, to shake, Dan. ruske, to shake, and E. rouse,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. risce, like Ger. risch, from L. ruscum, rustum.


In literature:

Of course every member of the Sudberry Family, with the exception of "mamma," rushed to his or her respective window.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
Further on, some rushes were trodden down, and there were other indications of the course the fugitive had taken.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
With far more than their ordinary audacity, they rushed from their covert upon the fort.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Swiftly we embarked, and swung out on the rushing blue tide.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
She rushed to meet them.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Rush we would like to hear from you.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
He had rushed ashore from a man's job that was now waiting for him to rush back to it.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
I'm glad I'm out of college and am catching street cars in the rush hours.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
But as he rushed to the drug-store door a cloud of heavy smoke rolled forth, driving a group of men before it.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Old memories, fraught with terror, rushed upon me.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina

In poetry:

But when day strides across the hills,
The warm blood rushes through
The bared soft bosom of the blue
And all the glad east thrills.
"Chanson De Rosemonde" by Richard Hovey
Sleepless night, the rushing rain,
While my heart with ceaseless pain
Hears the mournful past subsiding
Or the uncertain future striding.
"My Heart" by Nikolaus Lenau
And swift as thoughts fling arches over space
In some worn giant's dream,
He rushes, crown'd with flame, upon his race,
The god of fire and steam!
"To My Readers" by Alexander Anderson
Then bondmen threw their chains aside,
And grasped a sword without a sheath,
And to the siege rushed on with pride
To fight for liberty, or death.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
They cannot help but sing; they know not why
Their thoughts rush into song,
And float above the world, beneath the sky,
For right or for the wrong.
"Poets" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Now on thy stream the noonbeams look,
Usurping, as thou downward driftest,
Its crystal from the clearest brook,
Its rushing current from the swiftest.
"From The Spanish Of Pedro De Castro Y Anaya" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Murray has missed four games since rushing for 93 yards in a loss at Baltimore on Oct 14.
Pat Schaffer rushed 14 times for 71 yards.
Freshman Jalen Whitlow passed for one touchdown and ran for another, Raymond Sanders rushed for a career-high 123 yards and a TD and Kentucky blew out Samford 34-3 Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak.
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," September 14, 2012.
This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," July 31, 2012.
The Bruins rushed for 343 yards.
Officers rush to woman's aid, arrest husband Robert Barron.
It wasn't until she had a seizure that her father knew something was seriously wrong and rushed her to a hospital in their town of Pagosa Springs.
Raiders running back Darren McFadden, right, rushed for 150 yards against the Broncos last season at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Central piles up 517 rushing yards, routs Findlay.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker at a construction site in Newark, N.J. On April 12, Booker rushed into his neighbor's burning home to rescue a woman.
Cabs can be a rare commodity during rush hour in New York City.
Water rushes down cove sinking dozens of boats.
New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer said he is in no rush to name a new captain now that Zach Parise had departed but he is happy for Parise, according the The Star-Ledger.
In other words, can a person driving solo in a car use a carpool lane if it's not during rush hours.

In science:

However, it may still be too early to rush into conclusions.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies: Inflation versus Topological Defects
We see (Fig. 7) that during the rush hour, the results of TR, PA and for QM are practically identical.
The dynamics of iterated transportation simulations
Thus, we expect that the only tubes in B rush(T 2 ρ ) which intersect F an(x1 ) are those which lie in a small neighbourhood of π .
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension
However, an argument from , shows that very few tubes in B rush(T 2 ρ ) can be compressed into such a small region.
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension
This means that B rush(T 2 ρ ) has a small intersection with F an(x1 ).
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension