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Everyone made a rush for the refreshments.
Commuters jostled in a frantic rush to get off the train.
Sorry about the rush, but we need the pictures tomorrow.
Sorry, I can't stop. I'm in a rush.
He was in no rush to leave.
I knew that I'd finished the paper in a rush, and that the final paragraph was poor.
There was a mad rush to get the house tidy before they arrived.
A last-minute rush by Christmas shoppers boosted sales.
There has been a rush of foreign investment in the country.
We've had a rush on mobile phones this week.
There was a rush to buy tickets for the concert.
Anne felt a rush of affection for the wise old woman.
He fought down a sudden rush of panic.
Lee left London at six o'clock to avoid the rush.
I decided to brave the Saturday morning rush at the supermarket.
Beat the morning rush by walking to work.
This is the British English definition of rush. View American English definition of rush.
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