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rushverb [I/T]

 us   /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.

rushnoun [C/U]

 us   /rʌʃ/
something moving quickly, or the need for quick action: [C] a rush of cold air [U] There’s no rush, I can wait. "It’s like this," she said in a rush (= quickly).
A rush is also a sudden strong emotion or physical feeling: [C] a rush of excitement
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rushverb

uk   /rʌʃ/  us   /rʌʃ/
  • rush verb (GO/DO QUICKLY)

B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to (cause to) go or do something very quickly: I've been rushing (about/around) all day trying to get everything done. I rushed up the stairs/to the office/to find a phone. When she turned it upside down the water rushed out. [+ to infinitive] We shouldn't rush to blame them. You can't rush a job like this. The emergency legislation was rushed through Parliament in a morning. Don't rush me! The United Nations has rushed medical aid and food to the famine zone. He rushed the children off to school so they wouldn't be late.

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  • rush verb (ATTACK)

[T] If a group of people rush an enemy or the place where an enemy is, they attack suddenly and all together: We rushed the palace gates and killed the guards.

rushnoun

uk   /rʌʃ/  us   /rʌʃ/
  • rush noun (HURRY)

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.
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.
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.
[S] a sudden movement of people to a certain area, usually because of some economic advantage: the California gold rush
[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

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  • rush noun (PLANT)

[C usually plural] a plant like grass that grows in or near water and whose long, thin, hollow stems can be dried and made into floor coverings, containers, etc.: a rush mat
(Definition of rush from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rushverb

uk   us   /rʌʃ/
[I] to move or go somewhere very quickly: rush to/into/out of sth Rescue workers rushed to the site of the chemical fire.
[I or T] to do something very quickly: We can't rush the process. They've asked us to rush delivery of the credit card machines. Please do the work carefully and do not rush.

rushnoun [S]

uk   us   /rʌʃ/
the state of hurrying somewhere: be in a rush (to do sth) He was in a rush to get to the meeting. In my rush to get home, I left my laptop on my desk.
a time when a lot of people are leaving one place and going to another, for example leaving work to go to lunch, go home, etc.: the morning/lunchtime/evening rush
a time when many people try to buy something: a rush for sth The museums offered a bargain family membership, prompting a rush for the ticket counter.a rush on sth There was a rush on disposable cameras.
a sudden movement towards something: make a rush at/for sth He made a rush at the door.
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