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Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English risshe, rusch, risch, from Outdated English rysc, risc, from Proto-Germanic *ruskijō, from Proto-Indo-European *resg- (to plait, wattle).

Germanic cognates embody West Frisian danger, Dutch rus (bulrush), dialectal Norwegian ryskje (hair-grass). Additionally examine Irish rusg (bark), Latin restis (rope), Lithuanian režģis (basketwork), Serbo-Croatian rògoz (reed), Historic Greek ἄρριχος (árrhikhos, basket), and Persian رغزه(raɣza, woollen material).


rush (plural rushes)

  1. Any of a number of stiff vegetation of the genus Juncus, or the household Juncaceae, having hole or pithy stems and small flowers, and sometimes rising in marshes or close to water.
  2. The stem of such vegetation utilized in making baskets, mats, the seats of chairs, and many others.
  3. The merest trifle; a straw.
    • 1712, John Arbuthnot, The Historical past of John Bull
      John Bull’s friendship is just not value a rush.
  4. A wick.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Maybe from Center English ruschen, russchen (to hurry, startle, make a loud dashing noise), from Outdated English hrysċan (to jolt, startle), from Proto-Germanic *hurskijaną (to startle, drive), from *hurskaz (quick, speedy, fast), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers- (to run, hurry).

Cognate with Outdated Excessive German hurscan (to hurry, speed up), Outdated English horsc (fast, quick-witted, intelligent).
Doublet of automotive, carry, courant, courier, course, present, horse, and hurry.


rush (plural rushes)

  1. A sudden ahead movement.
    • 1642, Henry Wotton, A Brief View of the Life and Demise of George Villiers
      A gentleman of his practice spurred up his horse, and, with a violent rush, severed him from the duke.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess[1]:

      When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bed room flooring, the place a substantial commotion was going down, Tim took Barry Leach with him.  [] . The captive made no resistance and got here not solely quietly however in a sequence of keen little rushes like a timid canine on a choke chain.

  2. A surge.

    A rush of enterprise may be troublesome to deal with successfully for its surprising quantity.

  3. Basic haste.

    Many errors have been made within the rush to complete.

  4. A speedy, noisy stream.

    a rush of water;  a rush of footsteps

  5. (navy) A sudden assault; an onslaught.
  6. (video video games) The technique of attacking an opponent with a big swarm of weak models, moderately than spending time growing their talents.
    Synonym: zerg
  7. (contact sports activities) The act of working at one other participant to dam or disrupt play.

    a rush on the quarterback

  8. (American soccer, dated) A rusher; a lineman.
    the middle rush, whose place is within the middle of the push line
  9. A sudden, transient exhilaration, for example the pleasurable sensation produced by a stimulant.

    The rollercoaster gave me a rush.

  10. (US, figuratively) A regulated interval of recruitment in fraternities and sororities.

    rush week

  11. (US, dated, school slang) An ideal recitation.
  12. (croquet) A roquet during which the thing ball is distributed to a selected location on the garden.
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rush (third-person singular easy current rushes, current participle dashing, easy previous and previous participle rushed)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To rush; to carry out a activity with nice haste.

    rush one’s dinner;   rush off an electronic mail response

    • c. 1683, Robert West, The additional Exmaination of Robert West of the Center-Temple, Barrister at Regulation
      A celebration of males [] shoud be able to rush out; and upon the noise of the primary shot instantly run all the way down to the Gate and break in.
    • 2013 August 16, John Vidal, “Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas”, in The Guardian Weekly, quantity 189, quantity 10, web page 8:

      A lot of the Himalayan rivers have been comparatively untouched by dams close to their sources. Now the 2 nice Asian powers, India and China, are dashing to harness them as they minimize by way of a few of the world’s deepest valleys.

  2. (intransitive) To stream or transfer ahead quickly or noisily.

    armies rush to battle;   waters rush down a precipice.

    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, ebook II, canto IX, stanza 14, web page 311:

      For with ſuch puiſſance and impetuous maine / Thoſe Champions broke on them, that forſt the fly, / Like ſcattered Sheepe, whenas the Shepherds ſwaine / A Lyon and a Tigre doth eſpye, / With grasping tempo forth ruſhing from the foreſt nye.

    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Printed In keeping with the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, revealed 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iii]:

      Wish to an entered tide, all of them rush by.

    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Printed In keeping with the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, revealed 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iv], web page 56, column 1:

      [V]pon a ſodaine, / As Falſtaffe, ſhe, and I, are newly met, / Allow them to [children dressed like “urchins, ouphes and fairies”] from forth a ſaw-pit ruſh directly / With ſome diffuſed ſong: Vpon their ſight / We two, in nice amazedneſſe will flye: []
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 5, in The Lonely Pyramid:

      The desert storm was using in its energy; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed round and over them.

  3. (intransitive, soccer) To dribble quickly.
  4. (transitive or intransitive, contact sports activities) To run immediately at one other participant with a view to block or disrupt play.
  5. (transitive) To trigger to maneuver or act with uncommon haste.

    Do not rush your consumer or he might withdraw.

  6. (intransitive, navy) To make a swift or sudden assault.
  7. (navy) To swiftly assault with out warning.
  8. (video video games, slang, transitive) To assault (an opponent) with a big swarm of models.
    Synonym: zerg
  9. (transitive or intransitive, US, school) To aim to hitch a fraternity or sorority; to bear hazing or initiation with a view to be a part of a fraternity or sorority.
  10. (transitive) To move or carry shortly.

    The shuttle rushes passengers from the station to the airport.

  11. (transitive or intransitive, croquet) To roquet an object ball to a selected location on the garden.
  12. (US, slang, dated) To recite (a lesson) or cross (an examination) with out an error.
Derived phrases[edit]


rush (not comparable)

  1. Carried out with, or requiring urgency or nice haste, or achieved underneath strain.
    a rush job
Utilization notes[edit]

Used solely earlier than a noun.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]


From English rush


rush n (particular singular rushet, indefinite plural rush, particular plural rusha or rushene)

  1. a rush (Etymology 2)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]


From English rush


rush n (particular singular rushet, indefinite plural rush, particular plural rusha)

  1. a rush (Etymology 2)

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