- 1[singular] a sudden strong movement Shoppers made a rush for the exits. She was trampled in the rush to get out. They listened to the rush of the ocean below. The door blew open, letting in a rush of cold air. He had a rush of blood to the head and punched the man. hurry
- 2[singular, uncountable] a situation in which you are in a hurry and need to do things quickly I can't stop—I'm in a rush. What's the rush? “I'll let you have the book back tomorrow.” “There's no rush.” The words came out in a rush. The note looked like it had been written in a rush. I'm not in any rush to get back to work. The trip to Paris was all a mad rush. a rush job (= one that has been done quickly) busy situation
- 3[singular] a situation in which people are very busy and there is a lot of activity Book now and avoid the last-minute rush. The evening rush was just starting. the Christmas rush of feeling
- 4[singular] rush (of something) a sudden strong emotion or sign of strong emotion a sudden rush of excitement/fear/anger
- 5[singular] a sudden feeling of extreme pleasure or excitement Parachuting will give you the rush of a lifetime. Users of the drug report experiencing a rush that lasts several minutes. sudden demand
- 6[singular] rush (on/for something) a sudden large demand for goods, etc. There's been a rush on umbrellas this week. see also gold rush plant
- 7[countable, usually plural] a tall plant like grass that grows near water. Its long thin stems can be dried and used for making baskets, the seats of chairs, etc. rush matting of movie
- 8 rushes [plural] (technology) the first prints of a movie before they have been edited in football
- 9[countable] an occasion when a player or players run toward a player on the other team who has the ball There was a rush on the quarterback.
- 10[countable] an occasion when a player runs forward with the ball Johnson carried the ball an average of 6 yards per rush. in colleges
- 11 [singular] the time when parties are held for students who want to join a fraternity or sorority rush week a rush party Idioms
fast movementnounjump to other results
to force someone/be forced to leave a place quickly He soon got the bum's rush from the club.
give somebody/get the bum's rush (informal)jump to other results