Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “rush”

rush

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (GO/DO QUICKLY)    /rʌʃ/
B2 to ( cause to) go or do something very quickly : Whenever I see him, he seems to be rushing (about/around). 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.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeMoving quickly
(Definition of rush verb (GO/DO QUICKLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rush

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Moving quickly, but you might be interested in these topics from the Moving quickly and slowly topic area:

Definitions of “rush” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More