1 hurry (up), hasten, run, race, hustle, bustle, make haste, dash, speed, scurry, scramble, scoot, jump, sprint, scamper, scuttle, Colloq move (it), hotfoot (it), skedaddle, step on it, make it snappy, US hightail (it), step on the gas, Slang get moving, get cracking, get a wiggle on, go like a bat out of hell, shake a leg:
If you want the job, you'll have to rush to send in your application. Don't rush - there's plenty for everyone
2 attack, assault, charge, storm, blitz:
If we rush them, we might take them by surprise.
3 hurry, haste, hustle, bustle, dash, speed, turmoil, turbulence, flurry, commotion, ferment, pother, ado, to-do, excitement, pell-mell, harum-scarum:
4 surge, sensation, thrill, charge:
I felt a rush of pleasure when I saw her coming down the street.
5 urgent, hurry-up, exigent, high-priority, top-priority, emergency:
This is a rush job that must be completed today.
1 sudden quick movement
The film ended, and there was a rush for the exits.
| ~ of
A rush of water came from the burst pipe.
2 busy period
awful, great, mad, tearing | sudden | last-minute | Christmas
RUSH + NOUN
decision | job
You can see that the painting was a rush job.
During the rush hour the journey may take up to twice as long.
in a ~
I've been in a mad rush all day.
| ~ for
a last-minute rush for tickets
| ~ of
a sudden rush of tourist traffic
have a rush on
We've had a rush on at the office, dealing with the backlog of orders.
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