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By MATTHEW L. WALD
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v., rushed, rush·ing, rush·es. v.intr.
- To move or act swiftly; hurry.
- To make a sudden or swift attack or charge.
- To flow or surge rapidly, often with noise: Tons of water rushed over the falls.
- Football. To move the ball by running.
- To cause to move or act with unusual haste or violence.
- To perform with great haste: rushed completion of the project.
- To attack swiftly and suddenly: Infantry rushed the enemy after the artillery barrage.
- To transport or carry hastily: An ambulance rushed her to the hospital.
- To entertain or pay great attention to: They rushed him for their fraternity.
- Football. To run at (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
- A sudden forward motion.
- Surging emotion: a rush of shame.
- An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place: a rush to the goldfields.
- A sudden, very insistent, generalized demand: a rush for gold coins.
- General haste or busyness: The office always operates in a rush.
- A sudden attack; an onslaught.
- A rapid, often noisy flow or passage. See synonyms at flow.
- An attempt to move the ball by running.
- An act of running at a passer or kicker in order to block or prevent a play.
- Sports. A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.
- rushes The first, unedited print of a movie scene.
- A time of attention, usually one in which extensive social activity occurs.
- A drive by a Greek society on a college campus to recruit new members: a sorority rush.
- The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
- A sudden, brief exhilaration: A familiar rush overtook him each time the store announced a half-price special on expensive stereo equipment.
Performed with or requiring great haste or urgency: a rush job; a rush order.
[Middle English rushen, from Anglo-Norman russher, variant of Old French ruser, to drive back, from Latin recūsāre, to reject : re-, re- + causārī, to give as a reason (from causa, cause).]rusher rush'er n.
bum's rush (bumz rush)
A forcible ejection from a place.
From the allusion to a bum being swiftly kicked out of a place.]
"Anyone who has dealt with [Don] Givens will attest to his courtesy once he is treated courteously himself. But when given the bum's rush by swaggering footballers or asked legitimate questions, the courtesy turns to prickliness and his own ego becomes evident." — Dion Fanning; Ireland's New Broom Will Have a Major Cleaning Job; Irish Independent (Dublin, Ireland); Jan 27, 2008.
prick·ly (prĭk'lē)adj., -li·er, -li·est.
- Having prickles.
- Prickling or tingling or smarting: a prickly sensation in my foot.
- Causing trouble or vexation; thorny: a prickly situation.
- Bristling or irritable: "In consequence, he became rebarbative, prickly, spiteful" (Robert Craft).
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