verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to carry (the ball) forward across the line of scrimmage.
- to carry the ball (a distance) forward from the line of scrimmage: The home team rushed 145 yards.
- (of a defensive team member) to attempt to force a way quickly into the backfield in pursuit of (the back in possession of the ball).
- an attempt to carry or instance of carrying the ball across the line of scrimmage.
- an act or instance of rushing the offensive back in possession of the ball.
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Origin of rush1
synonym study for rush
OTHER WORDS FROM rushrush·ing·ly, adverbun·rushed, adjective
Words nearby rush
Definition for rush (2 of 3)
Origin of rush2
OTHER WORDS FROM rushrushlike, adjective
Definition for rush (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for rush
As you say, Neil, the Washington pass rush can be a problem generally.We Knew A Football Team Would Win In Week 1. But Maybe Not ‘Football Team.’|Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Most vaccines take at least five years to go through clinical trials, and there have been questions around whether Covid-19 vaccines are being “rushed through.”Oxford Scientists: These Are Final Steps We’re Taking to Get Our Coronavirus Vaccine Approved|Rebecca Ashfield|September 9, 2020|Singularity Hub
I found that creating time and space on Friday mornings makes me more present in those discussions, rather than squeezing people in during the rush of the week.17 extremely useful productivity tips from this year’s 40 Under 40|Maria Aspan|September 6, 2020|Fortune
She was rushed to Howard University Hospital where she was pronounced dead the next day.D.C. study documents ‘Life and Death’ of trans woman Alice Carter|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|September 2, 2020|Washington Blade
They’re the same reason why some venture capitalists aren’t rushing to be a part of the cannabis high.ByteDance slams the possibility of a Triller-TikTok tie-up|Lucinda Shen|August 31, 2020|Fortune
There is the smell here of an indecent rush for scapegoats, even before we know what really caused this crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a show about single women, Sex and The City was always in a rush to get to the altar—and with a man there waiting.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He headed west in 1860 for health reasons and to join the gold rush in Colorado.
And it might not only be in Britain that politicians rush to legislate.
No more than three minutes later, a handful of policemen rush in and tell us to get out of the store.
Thus he continued to rush over the frozen sea during a considerable part of that night.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
And as he said those words he made a quick rush toward Mr. Meadow Mouse.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
They are faced by a horrid redoubt held by machine guns, and they are to rush it with the bayonet.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
When he assails a calf, the cow will rush upon him, and one toss from her horns is sufficient to kill him.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
When they shall rush in unto Jacob, Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with seed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for rush (1 of 2)
Derived forms of rushrusher, noun
Word Origin for rush
British Dictionary definitions for rush (2 of 2)
Derived forms of rushrushlike, adjective
Word Origin for rush
Medical definitions for rush
Idioms and Phrases with rush
see bum's rush; fools rush in where angels fear to tread; mad rush; (rush) off someone's feet.