|1.||[ verb ] act or move at high speed|
|Synonyms:||hurry rush festinate look_sharp|
"We have to rush!" "hurry--it's late!"
|Related terms:||act haste festination rusher|
|2.||[ verb ] step on it|
|Synonyms:||rush race speed bucket_along belt_along cannonball_along pelt_along rush_along hie hotfoot|
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"
|Related terms:||linger travel dart tear barge accelerate speed haste|
|3.||[ verb ] speed up the progress of; facilitate|
"This should expedite the process"
|4.||[ verb ] cause to occur rapidly|
|Synonyms:||induce stimulate rush|
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
|Related terms:||effect induction|