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[ ruhsh-ing ]


  1. a sequence of social events sponsored by a fraternity or sorority for prospective members prior to bidding and pledging.

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  • un·rushing adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rushing1

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; rush 1 + -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Tendencies to call a playbased on the scorePercentage of rushing plays when …44%44%36%41%31%27%Kansas City’s Andy Reid has coached in 31 playoff games, including two Super Bowls, and won his first championship last season.

The Packers actually don’t grade out worst in terms of EPA per rushing attempt this year, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the teams game-planning for them every week.

Florida managed 462 yards, with three of its six touchdowns scored via rushing plays.

The Bills are home, but their suspect rushing defense is a severe vulnerability against the Ravens.

I have 90 percent closure of my ear canals—a result of surfing in frigid water for years—and the piercing air of the high desert rushing past makes them ache.

But they needed some better warnings and portion control for edibles, with all the neophytes rushing to Denver.

Firefighters in full bunker gear were rushing up the stairs of the trade center as workers tried to get down to safety.

Starting around 5:00 minutes in, you can see water rushing down the highway, stopping cars in their tracks.

Instead of rushing the adjudication process, parole would be more appropriate.

Then, just as Williams had accepted his place on the sidelines, the name and face that faded from our memory came rushing back.

The next morning he came rushing into the office, in a violent state of excitement.

He marched to meet it with the throbbing pulses of a soldier rushing to victory or a saint to martyrdom.

The mighty rushing torrent is the fashion, but who can do the wimpling, dimpling streamlet?

The old man seized the torpedoes, and rushing away with them, vanished in the darkness.

From this spot a large body of troops were seen rushing from the gate of the fortress, and plunging into the valley.


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