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.
n 1: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by
running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to
stop a rush" [syn: rush]
2: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in
his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, hurry,