bull rush

noun

Definition of bull rush

: a direct forceful rush by a defensive player in football

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Other Words from bull rush

bull-rush \ ˈbu̇l-​ˌrəsh How to pronounce bull rush (audio) also  ˈbəl-​ \ verb

Examples of bull rush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eichenberg, the second-round pick of the Dolphins, was seen getting his right leg attended to after taking on a bull rush from defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah in a 1-on-1 blocking drill on Thursday. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Aug. 2021 Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah pushed Eichenberg back on a bull rush on the 1-on-1 rep that stood out most during that portion of practice. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Aug. 2021 Ferguson hasn’t shown much variety in his pass-rush skill set, but his best move — the bull rush — could be a weapon against the quick-passing offenses on the Ravens’ schedule. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 27 July 2021 The same was true on Tuesday; Paye took the opportunity of the first day in full pads to work on his bull rush and counter moves off of it. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Aug. 2021 Look at Randy Gregory EJECT Riley Reiff on a speed-to-power stutter-bull rush to generate pressure and get a hit on Kirk Cousins. John Owning, Dallas News, 17 May 2021 Payton Turner, Edge, Houston Utilizes strong bull rush to wreak havoc and has the pursuit speed to track down targets. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Apr. 2021 Unfortunately, Kerrigan initiates contact with inside hands and a lower pad level, giving him the leverage battle and a pathway to generate pressure through a bull rush. John Owning, Dallas News, 16 Mar. 2021 The problem is that, with the mad bull rush to market, to promote, to go viral, to get airtime, ad space, getting mind share and establishing a brand is a massive challenge. Jerry Weissman, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bull rush

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bull rush was in 1976

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30 Sep 2021

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“Bull rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20rush. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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