rush

rush
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[[t]rʌʃ[/t]]
v. i.
1) to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence
2) to dash forward, as for an attack
3) to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly
4) spo to carry the football on a running play
5) to perform, accomplish, or finish with speed, impetuosity, or violence
6) to carry or convey with haste
7) to cause to move, act, or progress quickly; hurry
8) to send, push, force, impel, etc., with unusual speed or haste
9) to attack suddenly and violently; charge
10) to overcome or capture (a person, place, etc.)
11) inf Informal. to court intensively; woo
12) to entertain (a prospective fraternity or sorority member) before making bids for membership
13) spo
a) to carry (the football) forward across the line of scrimmage
b) to carry the football (a distance) forward from the line of scrimmage
c) (of a defensive team member) to attempt to force a way quickly into the backfield in pursuit of (the back in possession of the football)
14) the act of rushing; a rapid, impetuous, or violent onward movement
15) a hostile attack
16) a sudden appearance or access
17) hurried activity; busy haste
18) a hurried state, as from pressure of affairs
19) press of work, business, traffic, etc., requiring extraordinary effort or haste
20) an eager rushing of numbers of persons to some region:
the California gold rush[/ex]
21) spo
a) an attempt to carry or instance of carrying the football across the line of scrimmage
b) an act or instance of rushing the offensive back in possession of the football
22) a scrimmage held as a form of sport between classes or bodies of students in colleges
23) mot sbz rushes
daily 4)
24) inf Informal. a series of lavish attentions paid by a suitor
25) the rushing by a fraternity or sorority
26) cvb sts the initial, intensely pleasurable or exhilarated feeling experienced from a narcotic or stimulant drug
27) requiring or done in haste
28) characterized by excessive business, a press of work or traffic, etc
Etymology: 1325–75; (v.) ME ruschen < AF russher, russer, OF re(h) us(s) er < LL recūsāre to push back, L: to refuse. Cf. recusant, ruse; (n.) ME rus(s) che, der. of the v. rush′er, n. II
rush
[[t]rʌʃ[/t]] n.
1) pln any grasslike plant of the genus Juncus, having pithy or hollow stems, found in wet or marshy places
Compare rush family
2) pln any of various similar plants
3) a stem of such a plant, used for making chair bottoms, baskets, etc
4) something of little or no value; trifle
Etymology: bef. 900; ME rusch, risch, OE rysc, risc; c. D, obs. G Rusch

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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