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
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
At a time when many of us have little need for another handbag, shoppers rushed to buy one bag in particular this week.Telfar’s move to make its sought-after bag available to everyone was smart business|Marc Bain|August 21, 2020|Quartz
For years, emergency rooms have haltingly tested AI systems that collect information on patients’ symptoms and medical histories, weigh it against data about similar cases, and make recommendations about who should be rushed in for treatment first.
There’s also the possibility that a vaccine could be approved — or rushed out — by November, though it’s highly unlikely it could be widely distributed by then.
One argument was that the kind of women who would rush to vote would be unsavory.Suffragette City: San Diego’s Crucial Role in Getting Women the Vote|Randy Dotinga|August 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It seems as though we are rushing headlong into a major crisis, driven by the engine of accelerating automation.The Global Work Crisis: Automation, the Case Against Jobs, and What to Do About It|Peter Xing|August 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
Both officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital where they were pronounced dead.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ramos and Liu were now rushed to nearby Woodhull Hospital, where one was pronounced dead.
Both Mayor De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton rushed to the hospital.
For days, the ruble has been falling and salaries shrinking; shoppers have rushed to snap up TV sets and washing machines.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, politicians and pundits rushed to tell the public what the events meant.
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
I rushed home and practiced till ten, and then I got up early the next morning and practiced a few hours.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The kites soared, and the boats rushed swiftly over the calm and glittering sea.
Davy rushed up to the clock, and, pulling open the little door in the front of it, looked inside.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
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.