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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.
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Origin of uprush

First recorded in 1870–75; up- + rush1
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Examples from the Web for uprush

Historical Examples

  • Turning, his eyes widened in horror as he saw an uprush of bubbles.

    Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung

    Victor Appleton

  • The break came on the uprush of the unanticipated reinforcements.

    The Quickening

    Francis Lynde

  • It was the first uprush of the strong rising tide, and they might yet be carried to a deep-water landing.

    Labrador Days

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • 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 Coming of the Fairies

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • They came down towards him, fitfully, eddyingly, and passed aside out of the uprush from the fan.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

    Herbert George Wells


British Dictionary definitions for uprush

uprush

noun
  1. an upward rush, as of consciousness
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