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rush

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rush

  1. 1 excited and often showy or disorderly speed <what's the reason for all this rush?> Synonyms haste, hastiness, hustle, precipitation, precipitousness, hurryRelated Words bustle, flurry, flutter, scurry, scuttle, stir, whirl; beeline, dash, scramble, stampede; hotheadedness, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, impulsivity, rashness; expedition, expeditiousness, fastness, fleetness, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speed, speediness, swiftness, velocity; celerity, dispatch, promptitude, promptnessNear Antonyms dilatoriness, lateness, pokiness, procrastination, slowness; languor, leisureliness, lethargy, sluggishness, torpor; dormancy, inaction, inactivity, inertia, inertness, quiescenceAntonyms deliberateness, deliberation

  2. 2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <the regiment recaptured the hill with a single rush> Synonyms aggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, raid, attack, strikeRelated Words ambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammyNear Antonyms defense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter

  3. 3 a pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings <riding my motorcycle over these winding roads is always an adrenaline-pumping rush> Synonyms bang, boot, charge, exhilaration, frisson, jollies, kick, thrill, titillation, wallopRelated Words arousal, buzz, electrification, high, intoxication; jolt, shock, surprise (also surprize); delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, lift, pleasure; amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, treat




rush

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rush

  1. 1 to cause to move or proceed fast or faster <I wouldn't make so many mistakes if you'd stop rushing me> Synonyms accelerate, bundle, fast-track, hasten, quicken, hurry, speed (up), whiskRelated Words drive, goad, prod, propel, push, race, spur, stir, urge; aid, dispatch, ease, encourage, expedite, facilitateNear Antonyms delay, encumber, fetter, hamper, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, interfere (with), manacle, rein (in), restrain, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, stall, stay, still, stopAntonyms brake, decelerate, retard, slow (down)

  2. 2 to flow out in great quantities or with force <in the spring the stream's rushing waters make crossing treacherous> Synonyms jet, pour, gush, spew, spout, spurt, squirt, swooshRelated Words cascade, issue, roll, run, stream; plash, slosh, splash, wash; surge, swell; flush, sluice; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp; fountainNear Antonyms spatter, sprinkle; bleed, exude, leak, ooze, percolate, seep, strain, weepAntonyms dribble, drip, drop, trickle

  3. 3 to proceed or move quickly <rushing is a good way to slip and fall> Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, hurry, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

  4. 4 to take sudden, violent action against <one goat suddenly rushed the other and knocked it down> Synonyms assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, attack, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)Related Words bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flankNear Antonyms cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield




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