bum-rushed; bum-rushing; bum-rushes

transitive verb

: to attack or seize with an overpowering rush
bum-rush the stage

Examples of bum-rush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An album that bum-rushed through industry politics, skeptics, and even a near-death experience. Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 10 Feb. 2024 Not yet having created the maximum amount of drama, Dirty ended his evening by bum-rushing the dancehall star and newly signed Def Jam artist Capleton’s show and ruining his performance. Dante Ross, Rolling Stone, 9 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bum-rush was in 1985

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“Bum-rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bum-rush. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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