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  1. [noun] the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
    Synonyms: haste, hurry, ing

  2. [noun] a sudden forceful flow
    Synonyms: spate, surge, upsurge

  3. [noun] grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems

  4. [noun] physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    Synonyms: Rush, Benjamin Rush

  5. [noun] the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
    Synonyms: bang, boot, charge, flush, thrill, kick

  6. [noun] a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"

  7. [noun] (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
    Synonyms: ing

  8. [verb] step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
    Synonyms: hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along

  9. [verb] attack suddenly

  10. [verb] urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
    Synonyms: hurry

  11. [verb] act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry
    Synonyms: hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate

  12. [verb] run with the ball, in football

  13. [verb] cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
    Synonyms: race

  14. [verb] cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
    Synonyms: induce, stimulate, hasten

  15. [adjective] not accepting reservations
    Synonyms: first-come-first-serve

  16. [adjective] done under pressure; "a rush job"
    Synonyms: ed


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