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uprush

[ uhp-ruhsh ]

noun

  1. an upward rush, as of water or air.
  2. an abrupt increase:

    an uprush of business during the noon hour.



uprush

/ ˈʌpˌrʌʃ /

noun

  1. an upward rush, as of consciousness


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Word History and Origins

Origin of uprush1

First recorded in 1870–75; up- + rush 1
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Example Sentences

It was a new kind of inspiration, of that strange "subliminal uprush" which made the mystery of his life.

It is caused by an uprush of fairy force from the ground—and spreading fish-tail fashion higher into the air—it is many-hued.

The break came on the uprush of the unanticipated reinforcements.

The vehement uprush of the old emotion made reflection of any kind impossible.

I must bear witness to my conviction that we are beholding a tremendous inrush or uprush of good into man and his world.

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