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[uhp-ruhsh] /ˈʌpˌrʌʃ/
an upward rush, as of water or air.
an abrupt increase:
an uprush of business during the noon hour.
Origin of uprush
First recorded in 1870-75; up- + rush1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Turning, his eyes widened in horror as he saw an uprush of bubbles.

  • The break came on the uprush of the unanticipated reinforcements.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • 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
  • So, hard upon the uprush of the first German air-fleet, these Asiatic swarms took to the atmosphere.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • I must bear witness to my conviction that we are beholding a tremendous inrush or uprush of good into man and his world.

  • I trod quite uneasily on this uprush of the earth; the Spring is always only a fruitful earthquake.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • To Maurice, rushing on alone, the relief of hating Eleanor was lost in the uprush of that ghastly possibility: "If it is mine?"

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • In this uprush of spirit, her red hair seemed even to bristle and to glisten.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
British Dictionary definitions for uprush


an upward rush, as of consciousness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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