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 That might’ve been why he was uncharacteristically beat on a bull rush for a sackin the second half. Luke Johnson, NOLA.com, "Second look: Emmanuel Sanders was the straw that stirred the Saints offensive drink," 14 Oct. 2020 Stueber was facing a bull rush from a defensive end in practice when another defensive lineman rolled up on the back of Stueber's legs. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football OL may be starting at new position after yearlong recovery of ACL injury," 3 Oct. 2020 Quinn used his speed up the field, and Thomas prepared for speed to power, like a bull rush. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears’ 17-13 win over the New York Giants in Week 2," 21 Sep. 2020 After the bull rush by police, a number of demonstrators walked calmly to their cars parked along nearby Elizabeth Caruthers Park. oregonlive, "After feds recede, Portland protesters confront police across city," 22 Aug. 2020 Officers also used batons to strike protesters caught up in the bull rush. Washington Post, "Portland protesters set fire inside county building as tensions continue to escalate," 19 Aug. 2020 Despite possessing ample power in his hands, Gallimore’s high pad level causes his power rushes to stall after initially creating knockback on contact, causing his bull rush to stall despite notable power on contact. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: Evaluating Cowboys’ mid- and late-round picks in 2020 NFL draft," 26 Apr. 2020 Miller went outside on rookie right tackle Jawaan Taylor and then used a semi-bull rush on Taylor to get into his pads. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Rating the Broncos: Final two missed tackles capped woeful second half for defense," 30 Sep. 2019 Isaiah Lewis, bull rushing off the left edge looking for Michigan State's second blocked punt against the Badgers that season, was flagged for running into the kicker. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Russell Wilson works his magic in 2011 Big Ten title game," 19 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bull rush

1976, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2020

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“Bull rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20rush. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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