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Definition of Rush


  1. A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
  2. The merest trifle; a straw.
  3. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
  4. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
  5. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
  6. To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.
  7. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.
  8. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
  9. A perfect recitation.
  10. A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.
  11. The act of running with the ball.

Rush Quotations

The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.
Gustave Flaubert

Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
Jeff Bezos

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
Robin Williams

If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.
David Suzuki

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot
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Rush Translations

rush in Afrikaans is gou maak, haas
rush in Danish is skynde sig
rush in Dutch is spoed maken, voortmaken, haast maken
rush in German is hetzen, Andrang {m}, Eile {f}
rush in Italian is affiuenza, furia, spingere, smaniare, pigiare
rush in Latin is vado, impetus
rush in Portuguese is arremetidas
rush in Spanish is apresurar, acosar, cesped, presura, afluencia
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