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.
Origin of rush1
SYNONYMS FOR rush
Related formsrush·ing·ly, adverbun·rushed, adjective
Definition for rushes (2 of 2)
Origin of rush2
Related formsrush·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for rushes
Lohse rushes Sigma Alpha Epsilon, gets a bid, endures pledge term, and then submits to the dehumanizing rigors of Hell Night.
At this point, Franco says an abrupt “goodbye” and rushes off to the theater for a matinee performance.James Franco Uncensored: The Actor on Broadway, NYT Hate, and That Half-Naked Instagram|Marlow Stern|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Traffic is still dense along Hicks Street but no one rushes him.With the Fireman of Brooklyn’s Company 224 as They Observe the Fallen|Maurice Emerson Decaul|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then the filmmakers show Anwar the rushes and ask him for feedback.Indonesian Killers Brought to Justice 50 Years Too Late in ‘The Act of Killing’|Tom Sykes|July 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, Annie ends things with Walter at the Rainbow Room and rushes to the Empire State Building to meet Sam.The 20th Anniversary of Nora Ephron’s ‘Sleepless in Seattle’: Best Moments|Marlow Stern|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The breeze which blows from England slackens nothing ere it reaches those fields where the wild flowers and the rushes bloom.The Challenge of the Dead|Stephen Graham
The smaller the fraction which rushes, the greater the number of rifles which continue to fire upon the enemy.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911|United States War Department
They build a substantial nest of reeds and rushes woven about the upright canes, close to the surface of the water.The Bird Book|Chester A. Reed
Then, through the blazing doorway, the great form of Nick Westley rushes headlong, shouting as he comes.In the Brooding Wild|Ridgwell Cullum
Thou shalt sprinkle the right hip; then the Drug Nasu rushes upon the left hip.Sacred Books of the East|Various
British Dictionary definitions for rushes (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for rushes (2 of 3)
Derived Formsrusher, noun
Word Origin for rush
British Dictionary definitions for rushes (3 of 3)
Derived Formsrushlike, adjective
Word Origin for rush
Medicine definitions for rushes
Idioms and Phrases with rushes
see bum's rush; fools rush in where angels fear to tread; mad rush; (rush) off someone's feet.