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verb rush pronunciation in British English /rʌʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerushing
past tenserushed
past participlerushed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to hurry in order to get somewhere very quickly
    rush in/towards/through/down etc: Suddenly the door burst open and Joe rushed in.
    Ambulance crews rushed to the scene of the accident.
    the sound of traffic rushing by
    1. a.
      [transitive] to take or send someone or something somewhere in a hurry
      rush someone to/into/off etc: Frank was rushed to hospital with violent stomach pains.
      We rushed the children off to school.
      rush someone something: Can you rush me a copy of the report?
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to hurry to do something
    There’s no need to rush. We’ve got plenty of time.
    Don’t rush your decision.
    rush to do something: Hayley rushed to answer the phone.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to try to make someone hurry
      Stop rushing me!
      rush someone into (doing) something: You can’t rush someone into marrying you.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to flow somewhere very quickly
    The smile he gave her sent blood rushing to her cheeks.
  4. 4



    rush at

    [transitive] to move quickly towards someone or something, especially in order to attack them
    The gang rushed him and took his watch and wallet.
    Two dogs rushed at Delia, growling and baring their teeth.


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