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English definition of “rush”

rush

verb [I/T]    /rʌʃ/
to do something or move very quickly, or to cause someone to act in such a way; hurry: [I] She rushed toward me, talking and laughing. [I] You shouldn’t rush out and buy one. [T] We rushed her to the hospital. [T] She never rushes her students.
(Definition of rush verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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