bull rush


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson analyzed Durden’s secondary moves from his bull rush. Dallas News, 25 Apr. 2022 When a bull rush doesn’t work, Parsons finds another way. Dallas News, 15 Jan. 2023 With exception to that and a bull rush from Steelers nose tackle Cam Heyward, Burrow was cool and collected in the pocket in the first half. Mohammad Ahmad, cleveland, 21 Nov. 2022 Parsons also uses a bull rush, putting his arms into the chest of a tackle to push him back. Dallas News, 15 Jan. 2023 Anderson likens it to a chess match, having multiple moves — with names like bull rush, speed rush and cross-chop — ready to throw off offensive linemen and then counteract their blocking schemes. Jaylon Thompson, USA TODAY, 31 Dec. 2022 As a standup, wide 5-technique, the Buckeye defensive end will bull rush Penn State tackle Bryce Effner. Lance Reisland, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2022 Why was there an investor bull rush (see charts above and below) into the housing market during the pandemic? Lance Lambert, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2022 Donald, who's in the mix to win a record fourth Defensive Player of the Year award this season, can rag-doll guards, bull rush tackles, evade backs or just out-quick any blocker in space. USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Bull rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20rush. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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