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
Synonyms: expedite

"This should expedite the process"

Related terms: help
4. [ verb ] cause to occur rapidly
Synonyms: induce stimulate rush

"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

Related terms: effect induction
Similar spelling:   hastening