rush Definition

  • 1to move or do something with great speed or urgency
  • 2a sudden strong demand for something
  • 3a feeling of intense pleasure or euphoria

Using rush: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rush" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to rush to catch the train.

  • Example

    There was a rush to buy tickets for the concert.

  • Example

    I felt a rush of adrenaline as I jumped out of the plane.

  • Example

    She experienced a rush of joy when she saw her newborn baby.

rush Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using rush

  • not in a hurry; not feeling any urgency


    Take your time, we're in no rush to leave.

  • rush off one's feet

    to be extremely busy


    The restaurant was so busy that the staff were rushed off their feet.

  • to make a hasty decision without considering all the facts


    Let's not rush to judgment until we have all the evidence.

Phrases with rush

  • the time of day when traffic is at its heaviest and roads are most congested


    I avoid driving during rush hour because it takes too long.

  • a period of feverish migration of workers to an area that has had a discovery of gold deposits


    The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought thousands of people to the West Coast.

  • a sudden burst of energy caused by the release of adrenaline into the bloodstream


    Skydiving gives me an adrenaline rush like nothing else.

Origins of rush

from Middle English 'ruschen', meaning 'to make a loud noise'


Summary: rush in Brief

The term 'rush' [rʌʃ] can be used as a verb or a noun. As a verb, it means to move or do something with great speed or urgency. As a noun, it refers to a sudden strong demand for something or a feeling of intense pleasure or euphoria. It can be used in phrases like 'rush hour' and 'gold rush,' and idioms like 'in no rush' and 'rush to judgment.'

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