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English definition of “rush”

rush

noun (HURRY)    /rʌʃ/
B2 [S] a situation in which you have to hurry or move somewhere quickly : Slow down! What's the rush? Why is it always such a rush to get ready in the mornings ? Everyone seemed to be in a rush. He was in a rush to get home . They were in no rush to sell the house .Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active C2 [S] a time when a lot of things are happening or a lot of people are trying to do or get something: There's always a rush to get the best seats . I try to do my shopping before the Christmas rush. There's been a rush for (= sudden popular demand for) tickets .Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active C2 [S] the act of suddenly moving somewhere quickly : There was a rush of air as she opened the door . They made a rush at him to get his gun .Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active [S] a sudden movement of people to a certain area , usually because of some economic advantage : the California gold rushPeople who live or settle somewhere [C] in American football , an attempt to run forwards carrying the ball , or an attempt to quickly reach and stop a player from the opposing team who is carrying the ball American footballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of rush noun (HURRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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