bull rush


: a direct forceful rush by a defensive player in football
ˈbu̇l-ˌrəsh How to pronounce bull rush (audio)
 also  ˈbəl-

Examples of bull rush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the next possession, Kenneth Grant recorded a sack on a bull rush up the middle, which quickly forced another three-and-out. Detroit Free Press, 9 Jan. 2024 Braswell, 6-3 and and 225 pounds, plays well against the run and has the power to bull rush offensive tackles as a pass rusher. Daniel Oyefusi, Miami Herald, 29 Jan. 2024 His bull rush could be a big problem for Colton McKivitz on Saturday. 12. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Though the Rebels were able to pick up the third down and get near midfield, senior captain Kris Jenkins got his first sack of the year on a bull rush up the middle to drop Brumfield and force a third down, and eventually, a punt. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2023 Jackson said bull rush attempts by the Buckeye defensive line were easily stood up and redirected. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2023 In pass-rushing situations, Van Ness was too quick for most guards, and his bull rush on the edge was uncommon. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2023 The competing forces involved in Bosa’s bull rush crossing Smith’s anchor in pass protection is the sort of clash that can keep a physics professor at nearby Stanford University up Saturday night. Dallas News, 21 Jan. 2023 But Pulisic refused to stop his bull rush. Sean Gregory, Time, 30 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bull rush was in 1976

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“Bull rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20rush. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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