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English definition of “rush”

rush

noun [no plural]
 
 
/rʌʃ/
MOVEMENT a sudden fast movement of something: a rush of air She felt a sudden rush of blood to her face.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeMoving quickly
ACTIVITY a lot of things happening or a lot of people trying to do something: [+ to do sth] There was a mad rush to get tickets for the concert.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
HURRY B2 a situation in which you have to hurry or move somewhere quickly: I'm sorry I can't talk now, I'm in a rush.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeMoving quickly
(Definition of rush noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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