Meaning of “gold rush” in the English Dictionary

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"gold rush" in British English

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gold rushnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈɡəʊld ˌrʌʃ/ us /ˈɡoʊld ˌrʌʃ/

Examples from literature

  • Many of them became prospectors during the gold rush. 
  • Perhaps someday, like California, the Moon will have a gold rush. 
  • The gold rush had begun. 

(Definition of “gold rush” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gold rush" in Business English

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gold rushnoun [ S ]

uk us

a situation in which a lot of people try to take advantage of an opportunity because they have heard that they might make a lot of money:

Venture capitalists helped companies like Amazon and Netscape raise billions during the Internet gold rush.

(Definition of “gold rush” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)