1. [ verb ] step on it
Synonyms: race speed hasten 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
2. [ noun ] the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
Synonyms: haste rushing hurry

"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

Related terms: motion scamper dash
3. [ verb ] attack suddenly
Related terms: assail charge
4. [ noun ] a sudden forceful flow
Synonyms: surge upsurge spate
Related terms: flow onrush debris_storm billow
5. [ verb ] urge to an unnatural speed
Synonyms: hurry

"Don't rush me, please!"

Related terms: delay urge
6. [ verb ] act or move at high speed
Synonyms: hurry hasten festinate look_sharp

"We have to rush!" "hurry--it's late!"

Related terms: act haste festination rusher
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 706
8. [ noun ] (medicine,work,politics) physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
Synonyms: benjamin_rush
Related terms: doctor american_revolutionary_leader
9. [ verb ] cause to occur rapidly
Synonyms: induce stimulate hasten

"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

Related terms: effect induction
10. [ noun ] the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms: thrill kick charge flush boot bang

"they got a great bang out of it" "what a boot!" "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin" "he does it for kicks"

Related terms: exhilaration exhilarate agitate
11. [ verb ] cause to move fast or to rush or race
Synonyms: race

"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

Related terms: move haste
12. [ verb ] (american football) run with the ball, in football
Related terms: run
13. [ noun ] (botany) grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
Related terms: marsh_plant bulrush toad_rush hard_rush salt_rush slender_rush jointed_rush Juncaceae
14. [ adjective ] not accepting reservations
Synonyms: first-come-first-serve
Related terms: unreserved
15. [ adjective ] done under pressure
Synonyms: rushed

"a rush job"

Related terms: hurried
16. [ noun ] a sudden burst of activity

"come back after the rush" "he joined the gold rush"

Related terms: outburst
17. [ noun ] (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
Synonyms: rushing

"the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

Related terms: run American_football
Similar spelling:   rushy