2 [singular/uncountable] a situation in which you hurry to do something, especially because you do not have much time
Sorry about the rush, but we need the pictures tomorrow.
be in a rush: Sorry, I can’t stop. I’m in a rush.
be in no rush to do something: He was in no rush to leave.
do something in a rush: I knew that I’d finished the paper in a rush, and that the final paragraph was poor.
mad/frantic rush: There was a mad rush to get the house tidy before they arrived.
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