- rushdie, salman,
- rushmore, mount,
Origin of rushing
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
Examples from the Web for rushing
Firefighters in full bunker gear were rushing up the stairs of the trade center as workers tried to get down to safety.
Instead of rushing the adjudication process, parole would be more appropriate.John Negroponte on ISIS: 'There Are Difficult Choices Ahead'|Eleanor Clift|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But instead of rushing to his hometown after 82 were shot over the holiday weekend, the president is fundraising—again.
Obama happened to be in town the following Thursday, when there was a candlelight vigil for Rushing.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home|Michael Daly|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I felt relieved for the character, and slightly abashed for rushing to diagnose her with a mental illness.Diagnosing Jane, Louis C.K.’s Troubled Daughter on ‘Louie’ Who Can’t Separate Dreams From Reality|Russell Saunders|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were rushing rapidly to destruction, and it looked as if no earthly power could save the boat from being dashed to pieces.The Penang Pirate|John Conroy Hutcheson
"The seorito is rushing after the duke across the garden," he said in a hardly audible voice.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2|Armando Palacio Valds
Rushing into the bailey he saw the men-at-arms milling about confusedly, while women screeched.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
His veteran legions were with difficulty restrained from rushing to the rescue.Sketches of Aboriginal Life|V. V. Vide
“Yes, the flood's rushing in again, down that vast chasm,” he exclaimed.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
Word Origin for rush
Word Origin for rush
mid-14c. (implied in rushing), "to drive back or down," from Anglo-French russher, from Old French ruser "to dodge, repel" (see ruse). Meaning "to do something quickly" is from 1650s; transitive sense of "to hurry up (someone or something)" is from 1850. U.S. Football sense originally was in rugby (1857).
Fraternity/sorority sense is from 1896 (originally it was what the fraternity did to the student); from 1899 as a noun in this sense. Earlier it was a name on U.S. campuses for various tests of strength or athletic skill between freshmen and sophomores as classes (1860).
"plant growing in marshy ground," Old English resc, earlier risc, from Proto-Germanic *rusk- (cf. Middle Low German rusch, Middle High German rusch, German Rausch, West Frisian risk, Dutch rusch), from PIE *rezg- "to plait, weave, wind" (cf. Latin restis "cord, rope").
Old French rusche probably is from a Germanic source. Used for making torches and finger rings, also strewn on floors when visitors arrived; it was attested a type of "something of no value" from c.1300. See OED for spelling variations.
"a hasty driving forward," late 14c., from rush (v.). Sense of "mass migration of people" (especially to a gold field) is from 1848, American English. Football/rugby sense from 1857. Meaning "surge of pleasure" is from 1960s. Rush hour first recorded 1888. Rush order from 1896.
see bum's rush; fools rush in where angels fear to tread; mad rush; (rush) off someone's feet.