Origin of rush

1
1325–75; (v.) Middle English ruschen < Anglo-French russher, russer, Old French re(h)usser, re(h)user, ruser < Late Latin recūsāre, to push back, Latin: to refuse. See recuse, ruse; (noun) Middle English rus(s)che, derivative of the v.
Related formsrush·ing·ly, adverbun·rushed, adjective

Synonyms for rush

1. hasten, run. Rush, hurry, dash, speed imply swiftness of movement. Rush implies haste and sometimes violence in motion through some distance: to rush to the store. Hurry suggests a sense of strain or agitation, a breathless rushing to get to a definite place by a certain time: to hurry to an appointment. Dash implies impetuosity or spirited, swift movement for a short distance: to dash to the neighbor's. Speed means to go fast, usually by means of some type of transportation, and with some smoothness of motion: to speed to a nearby city.

Antonyms for rush

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British Dictionary definitions for rushingly

rush

1

verb

to hurry or cause to hurry; hasten
to make a sudden attack upon (a fortress, position, person, etc)
(when intr , often foll by at, in or into) to proceed or approach in a reckless manner
rush one's fences to proceed with precipitate haste
(intr) to come, flow, swell, etc, quickly or suddenlytears rushed to her eyes
slang to cheat, esp by grossly overcharging
(tr) US and Canadian to make a concerted effort to secure the agreement, participation, etc, of (a person)
(intr) American football to gain ground by running forwards with the ball

noun

the act or condition of rushing
a sudden surge towards someone or somethinga gold rush
a sudden surge of sensation, esp produced by a drug
a sudden demand

adjective (prenominal)

requiring speed or urgencya rush job
characterized by much movement, business, etca rush period
Derived Formsrusher, noun

Word Origin for rush

C14 ruschen, from Old French ruser to put to flight, from Latin recūsāre to refuse, reject

rush

2

noun

any annual or perennial plant of the genus Juncus, growing in wet places and typically having grasslike cylindrical leaves and small green or brown flowers: family Juncaceae Many species are used to make baskets
any of various similar or related plants, such as the woodrush, scouring rush, and spike-rush
something valueless; a trifle; strawnot worth a rush
short for rush light
Derived Formsrushlike, adjective

Word Origin for rush

Old English risce, rysce; related to Middle Dutch risch, Norwegian rusk, Old Slavonic rozga twig, rod
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Word Origin and History for rushingly

rush

v.

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).

rush

n.1

"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.

rush

n.2

"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.

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rushingly in Medicine

Rush

[rŭsh]Benjamin 1745-1813

American physician, politician, and educator. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he promoted the humane treatment of the mentally ill.
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Idioms and Phrases with rushingly

rush

see bum's rush; fools rush in where angels fear to tread; mad rush; (rush) off someone's feet.

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