rush /ˈrəʃ/ 名詞
Rush, v. t.
1. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
2. To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error. [College Cant, U.S.]
1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.
A gentleman of his train spurred up his horse, and, with a violent rush, severed him from the duke. --Sir H. Wotton.
2. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business. [Colloq.]
3. A perfect recitation. [College Cant, U.S.]
4. Football (a) A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush. (b) The act of running with the ball.
Bunt rush Football, a combined rush by main strength.
Rush line Football, the line composed of rushers.
1. Bot. A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
Note: ☞ Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to lamps and rushlights.
2. The merest trifle; a straw.
John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush. --Arbuthnot.
Bog rush. See under Bog.
Club rush, any rush of the genus Scirpus.
Flowering rush. See under Flowering.
Nut rush (a) Any plant of the genus Scleria, rushlike plants with hard nutlike fruits. (b) A name for several species of Cyperus having tuberous roots.
Rush broom, an Australian leguminous plant (Viminaria denudata), having long, slender branches. Also, the Spanish broom. See under Spanish.
Rush candle, See under Candle.
Rush grass, any grass of the genus Vilfa, grasses with wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.
Rush toad Zool., the natterjack.
Scouring rush. Bot. Same as Dutch rush, under Dutch.
Spike rush, any rushlike plant of the genus Eleocharis, in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.
Sweet rush, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc. (Andropogon schoenanthus), used in Oriental medical practice.
Wood rush, any plant of the genus Luzula, which differs in some technical characters from Juncus.
Rush v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rushed p. pr. & vb. n. Rushing.]
1. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
Like to an entered tide, they all rush by. --Shak.
2. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
They . . . never think it to be a part of religion to rush into the office of princes and ministers. --Sprat.
adj 1: not accepting reservations [syn: first-come-first-serve(p)]
2: done under pressure; "a rush job" [syn: rush(a), rushed]
n 1: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in
his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, hurry,
2: a sudden forceful flow [syn: spate, surge, upsurge]
3: grasslike plants growing in wet places and having
cylindrical often hollow stems
4: physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the
Declaration of Independence (1745-1813) [syn: Benjamin
5: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a
great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick
rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn:
bang, boot, charge, flush, thrill, kick]
6: a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
7: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by
running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop
a rush" [syn: rushing]
v 1: step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
"The cars raced down the street" [syn: hotfoot, hasten,
hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball
along, bucket along, belt along] [ant: linger]
2: attack suddenly
3: urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!" [syn: hurry]
4: act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's
late!" [syn: hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate]
5: run with the ball, in football
6: cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist
raced the rats through a long maze" [syn: race]
7: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high
fever and allergic reactions" [syn: induce, stimulate,
the papyrus (Job 8:11). (See BULRUSH.) The expression
"branch and rush" in Isa. 9:14; 19:15 means "utterly."