- an upward rush, as of water or air.
- an abrupt increase: an uprush of business during the noon hour.
Origin of uprush
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Examples from the Web for uprush
Turning, his eyes widened in horror as he saw an uprush of bubbles.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
The break came on the uprush of the unanticipated reinforcements.The Quickening
It was the first uprush of the strong rising tide, and they might yet be carried to a deep-water landing.Labrador Days
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
It is caused by an uprush of fairy force from the ground—and spreading fish-tail fashion higher into the air—it is many-hued.The Coming of the Fairies
Arthur Conan Doyle
They came down towards him, fitfully, eddyingly, and passed aside out of the uprush from the fan.When the Sleeper Wakes
Herbert George Wells
- an upward rush, as of consciousness
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