uprush

[ uhp-ruhsh ]
/ ˈʌpˌrʌʃ /

noun

an upward rush, as of water or air.
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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British Dictionary definitions for uprush

uprush
/ (ˈʌpˌrʌʃ) /

noun

an upward rush, as of consciousness
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