rush·​ing | \ ˈrə-shiŋ How to pronounce rushing (audio) \

Definition of rushing

: the act of advancing a football by running plays : the use of running plays also : yardage gained by running plays

Examples of rushing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ogunjobi graded surprisingly low on Pro Football Focus a season ago, ranking No. 147 overall among interior defenders and No. 118 in pass rushing. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Which looming contract decisions should we watch? Cleveland Browns 20 questions for ‘20," 2 July 2020 While New England’s rushing record stood for 41 years, Ingram wants the Ravens’ record to go down after only one. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Will Mark Ingram be the Ravens’ No. 1 running back in 2020?," 27 June 2020 A century and a half later, the natural beauty remains and the rushing, spring-fed Devils owns the reputation as the last unspoiled river in Texas. John Maccormack,, "Wind farms threaten unspoiled West Texas river and Air Force pilot training routes," 19 June 2020 Uche was uniquely suited for the Viper role, flashing his versatility with a powerful blend of pass-rushing and coverage skills. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football roundtable: Who's the toughest opponent for 2020 — after Ohio State?," 8 June 2020 There were also six games where both Megwa and Snider scored at least one rushing touchdown each, including both playoff appearances. Joshua Friemel, Dallas News, "Top returning stat leaders, private school rushers: A look at the players in The Dallas Morning News’ top 10 list," 3 June 2020 Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon needed just three quarters to break the FBS single-game rushing record, racking up 408 yards on 25 carries in a 59-24 win over Nebraska. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Here are moments Nos. 61 to 70 among the greatest in Wisconsin sports over the past 50 years," 2 June 2020 Payne had three 100-yard rushing performances, including two in the postseason. Shelby Dermer,, "Recruiting: University of Wisconsin offers La Salle 2022 running back Gi'Bran Payne," 15 May 2020 Four weeks in, Dayne led the Badgers in rushing and hadn't even been officially named the starter yet. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Ron Dayne sets the NCAA rushing record as Badgers clinch second straight Rose Bowl berth," 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of rushing

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Rushing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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