bum-rush

verb \ ˈbəm-ˈrəsh \

Definition of bum-rush

bum-rushed; bum-rushing; bum-rushes
: to attack or seize with an overpowering rush
  • bum-rush the stage

First Known Use of bum-rush

1985

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BUM-RUSH Defined for English Language Learners

bum-rush

Definition of bum-rush for English Language Learners

  • : to attack or move toward (someone or something) in a forceful and violent way


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